Midlands cyclists do it for MS at Amashova

2015-09-30 06:00
PHOTO: Gavin Ryan - Quickpix 

The Midlands cyclists who will be taking part in the 35km Amashova fun ride to create multiple sclerosis awareness.

PHOTO: Gavin Ryan - Quickpix The Midlands cyclists who will be taking part in the 35km Amashova fun ride to create multiple sclerosis awareness.

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A GROUP of Midlands cyclists will be raising funds and creating awareness about multiple sclerosis as they cycle the 35km Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic on 18 October.

Hilton resident, Pete Sinclair’s son Oliver, was diagnosed with MS in 2004, just one of the 3 500 recorded cases in South Africa.

Things are hopeful in terms of new treatment involving chemotherapy and stem cell harvesting to “reboot” his immune system, and hopefully put an end to the MS “attacks”.

Oliver’s stem cells have been successfully harvested and he awaits further procedure in October.

“I may still have all the symptoms I currently have, there may be slight improvements, but even if I just stay the same I will be able to walk to the edge of the field and watch my son play sport. I will be able to hold my new baby in my arms. Living life not knowing if you are going to wake up tomorrow being able to walk, talk or see is not a pleasant way to live and so if there was a chance that you could change that wouldn’t you?” he said.

To contribute in some way to the MS cause contact Michelle at 082 870 6144 or email michelle@polarairkzn.co.za

To follow Oliver’s journey visit https://mtugudzi.wordpress.com/ 2015/08/25/why-chemotherapy/

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