This Season, Give a Gift That Will Last a Lifetime
Shuli was terrified. Her husband, Jack, had been depressed since his MS diagnosis and now was refusing to leave the house.

“Jack's biggest fear was crowded places. When he had to use a scooter, that fear became worse. We fought all the time about going out in public.”

Then they heard about Can Do MS. Almost immediately, their lives began to improve.

“We're traveling again! We take the dog for walks, go to the state fair, and volunteer at MS groups and the VA. Can Do MS got down in the trenches with us. They gave us the tools and support we needed to rebuild our lives!”

As 2018 comes to a close, won't you consider making a gift that transforms a devastating diagnosis into a lifetime of hope? A gift of any sizes ensures that more families with MS, just like Jack and Shuli's, can have the opportunity to attend life-changing programs in 2019. 

Together, we will bring a brighter future to those in need!
Jack Osbourne's Journey With MS
Photo courtesy of James Branaman
Can Do MS had an amazing opportunity to speak with Jack Osbourne, creator of the You Don't Know Jack About MS ® webisode series. Jack, 33, has been living with MS for six years. Read the personal and poignant story behind his diagnosis, how he built his support team, ways MS changed his viewpoint on nutrition and exercise, and the future of You Don't Know Jack About MS ® .
Article of the Month: Seating and Wheeled Mobility
MS can change our ideas on functional mobility and our ability to go “where you want, when you want.” Redefining functional mobility may require new therapies, emotional coping, and utilizing adaptive equipment. Here are a few suggestions to improve your functional mobility through assistive devices. Sometimes, the best ideas are the ones you never knew you never knew! 
Q & A: Ask the Can Do Team
" During the winter months, it is hard for me to stay mobile and I experience more pain in my hands and legs/feet. What can I do to increase my quality of life when the cold weather makes everything so hard? "

Click here  to read the answer from Linda Walls, OTR.
Relapse and MS
Join Can Do MS on January 22 for a special series dedicated to relapses in MS. This series includes one webinar and three podcasts, all focusing on the everyday challenges that relapses can pose at home, work, and in relationships. Programs consultant Megan Weigel DNP, ARNP-C, MSCN will discuss treatment options and practical tools for meeting those relapse challenges head-on!
Relapse and MS is supported by Mallinckrodt.
Powder With a Purpose!
SKI for MS, one of the most anticipated events of the season, is coming to seven mountains nationwide . We're inviting skiers, boarders, and après-ers of all ages and abilities to join us and make a difference in the lives of families living with MS! 

  • Amateur ski races
  • Celebration ski down
  • Costume contest
  • Après party with music, drinks, and prizes

Sign up today as an individual or start a team! 100% of registration and fundraising proceeds provide families with MS with life-changing health and wellness education programs.
Apply Today for an Adaptive Ski Experience
Ready to feel the thrill of blazing down a mountain? Learn how to ski or rediscover your skiing passion this winter! Can Do MS is providing scholarships for adaptive ski lessons for individuals with MS.

Apply today for an unforgettable on-mountain experience at Loon Mountain, NH; Vail Mountain, CO; or Squaw Valley, CA.
Register for a JUMPSTART ® Program Near You
Find local resources, meet others living with MS in your community, and learn tips and strategies to help you thrive with MS!

Louisville, KY - December 15
Houston, TX - January 26
Chicago, IL - February 9
Dallas, TX - February 9
Long Beach, CA - March 2
Want to continue your in-person education? Register now for the January 12 MS Path 2 Care Baltimore JUMPSTART Program , featuring all-new topics!
Upcoming Webinars
Wheeled Mobility
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
8 - 9:15 pm EST

For many with MS, wheeled mobility is the key to functional mobility. Learn how you can adapt to using wheeled mobility and why you should view them as tools to help you and your family members stay active, safe, and “in the game.” 
Living Well With MS
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
8 - 9:15 pm EST

The first webinar of 2019 is all about setting goals and maintaining motivation! Start your new year off right by identifying wellness goals tailored to your needs and interests. Don't miss this discussion to help you live your best life possible with MS!
Give Up Gifts to Kick MS ®
Don't need more "stuff" this holiday season? Ask your loved ones to make a donation to Can Do MS on your behalf in lieu of presents ! 100% of your gift sends individuals with MS and their support partners to our life-changing programs!

With a simple act of generosity, you can make this holiday (and all future holidays) brighter for families living with MS. Doesn't that beat getting another toaster?
Ways to Give
Become a Monthly Donor  
100% of proceeds support families living with MS.
Kick   MS
Start a fundraiser to send families living with MS to
life-changing programs.
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