DENVER (CBS4)– Fighting Multiple Sclerosis has become a team effort for one family in Colorado.
Jeannie Saur has been on quite a ride for the past 17 years.
“The night before we got married in ’96 I noticed difficulty seeing out of my left eye and wasn’t sure what that was due to,” said Jeannie.
That mysterious eye problem turned out to be Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system by disrupting the flow of information from the brain to the body.
“It was really strange, I really didn’t know what was going on,” said Jeannie.
After the diagnosis her husband Andrew joined the Lefthand Brewery Bike MS team.
“It looked like a fun challenge and a good way to support my wife,” said Andrew.
Money raised from the ride supports MS Society programs and research. That research has led to the development of new oral medications.
“I take a pill twice a day and I am thrilled to do that because I had needle fatigue after 16 years,” said Jeannie.
Now she’s training with her son Gordy for their first Bike MS ride.
“Even if you don’t know someone with MS every little bit counts,” said Gordy.
For their family teamwork is finding a cure.
“I think it’s important to be aggressive with fundraising so treatments can be more aggressive,” said Andrew.
“Donations to Bike MS make an impact for people like us,” said Jeannie. “So having medication, having research to treat it and eventually cure it makes a big difference for us, for families for people who are struggling with it day to day.”
Come be a part of Bike MS and get ready for the ride of your life. Whether you’re new to Bike MS or ride every year, together we will raise money, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.
LINK: Bike MS