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Weekend Update, July 7th, 2013

Weekend Update, July 7th, 2013- Own Multiple Sclerosis.com’s weekly roundup of news and stories released in the past seven days related to Multiple Sclerosis.

Higher Education May Be Protective Against Multiple Sclerosis-Associated Cognitive Deficits

I have to admit I’m a little skeptical of this one, but I’ve placed it here for your review. Researchers in Italy have apparently found that people with MS who have, “high educational levels show less impairment on a neuropsychological evaluation compared with those with low educational levels.” The study was published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience.

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Multiple sclerosis won’t stop Chris Wright from pursuing NBA dream

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If you are a regular reader of this site you probably already know I really like stories about MSers who are involved in professional sports. I find it very inspirational that there are people with the disease who push themselves to excel at the highest levels. The Washington Post ran a story this week about Chris Wright, who signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks last season, who is still pursuing his NBA dream. I hope he gets picked up by an NBA team this season.

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A MUM-OF-TWO with Multiple Sclerosis will swim the English Channel in memory of her late husband

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Another inspirational athletic based story comes from England where Helen Franklin, who has MS and two children, will be swimming the English Channel in memory of her late husband. Her husband lost a ten year battle with cancer. People like Helen get me pumped and I use examples like hers when I just don’t feel like exercising. She is a great role model to everyone.

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Local Woman with MS Swims Laps to Raise Awareness

If you are an MSer who is athletically inclined, it is a great week to be inspired. Christy King, from Dyer Tennessee, USA, is swimming 10 laps a day with her son at her local pool every day this month to raise money for MS research. Christy was quoted as saying:

I believe people with MS sometimes get down, get upset, get discouraged that they can’t do anything, and I want to show that they can, even if it is just swimming 10 laps.

I completely agree.

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Until next time,

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Sean
I am a 40 year old husband and father who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007. MS doesn't own me, I own it. I have run three half marathons and four ultra-marathons since my diagnosis and completed the Leduc to Camrose MS Bike tour five times. I've also run the first day of the Bike Tour twice ( The Really Long Run to End MS) . I can be reached anytime via email at sean"AT"ownmultiplesclerosis"DOT"com. Be well.

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