I knew a girl in grade school, Katie, one year younger than me. She lived
nearby, we rode the same school bus and even though we went to different
high schools we became casual friends during high school. I graduated
and moved away and five or six years later I heard that Katie had Multiple
Sclerosis. When I visited her, she was moving slowly and her once vibrant
eyes were now dull, unfocused and reminded me of cataracts. She was a
shadow of what she had been during the grade school and high school years.
I felt bad for her. I could do nothing about it.
I last saw Katie somewhere between 18 and 20 years ago. I looked for her
recently online and in other places but I cannot find her. The MS hit
her so hard back then, it's hard to see she could have survived this long.
Now I can help! I've registered for the Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride
September 15 and 16, 2012 to fulfill a personal challenge, and also to
help the National MS Society's Georgia Chapter fund research, advocate
for change, and help people with MS and their families lead powerful lives.*
I believe in the work they do, and I want to be part of it.
Can I count on your help?
My MS cycling team is "Amy's Armor." There is an Amy, she
was diagnosed with MS and, is married to my team's captain. By by
riding (over 100 miles), I can help her and the MS cause with your donation.
I'm helping the National MS Society move forward toward a world without
MS.Please join me by
making a donation or joining my team
Robert S. Meyring, of Meyring Law Firm offers free 10 minute phone evaluations at 678-217-4369.
The Meyring Law Firm is located 200 feet east of the railroad crossing
on Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. More information at
* Funds raised go toward research aimed at treating and eventually curing
MS. They also provide education, information, direct financial aid and
scholarships to individuals and families living with MS in our community.