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I remember when I received my diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in April 1985. There were not many treatments for it back then. Today there are many medications and treatments for this ever-changing disease. 

I had few flareups during my first 27 years with this disease. I adjusted my diet and took vitamins as suggested by a doctor in Montana. 

I was slower than many, but showed few other symptoms. 

In June 2012, I was laid off from my job with the King County Dislocated Workers Program. 

I no longer was walking 10 to 15,000 steps per day. I went from using a walker to a wheelchair. 

Unfortunately,  my diagnosis changed from relapsing-remitting to secondary progressive MS.

At this time, there are limited treatments for secondary progressive MS. 

Your donation to my Seattle MS Walk may fund research to develop treatments for secondary progressive MS. It also provides money for those who need it with MS.

This is my ninth year with the Seattle MS Walk. I am hoping the money raised will be more than what was raised in 2020.

I also hope this won’t be a virtual Seattle MS Walk this year. Will have to wait to find out what Governor Inslee restricts as far as group activities. In  2020, he limited gatherings to 250 individuals.

Click the Donate Now button above to donate to my Seattle MS Walk funds.

Thank you in advance for your pledge. 

Patricia Clayton 

Our goal—a world free of MS.

I've signed up for Walk MS—a charity walk that is changing the lives of people with MS and helping fuel progress toward a world free of MS. I'd love your generous support as I prepare for my walk.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. MS is different for everyone, and that makes it all the more challenging to solve. The first Walk MS event was in 1988, and since then more than $920 million has been raised for research and programs to improve the lives of people living with MS. Today, there are treatments where there weren't any before, and the dream of ending MS is becoming a reality. But there is still so much to do.

That's why I'm walking. I've set an ambitious goal because I know with support from people like you, I will have a great chance at reaching it. The money raised will drive groundbreaking research, provide life-changing programs and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most. This cause is really important to me, so I hope you will do your part to help end MS forever.

Will you help me reach my goal by donating what you can?

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