Ava’s Amazing Achievement

16/01/2023 by

Ava’s mum has been living with multiple sclerosis (MS) since before she was born, and much like you, she wanted to help people living with MS.

This August Ava took part in the MS Readathon for the first time and at only 8 years old, she raised a phenomenal $1,696. Ava set her first fundraising goal at $500 which she raised in just 2 days. She also read an incredible 20 books throughout the month. Go Ava!

Ava and her mum, Alfia who lives with MS.

Ava said “I wanted to participate in the MS Readathon to help my Mummy and all the people living with MS and their families. I also love reading books so it’s good to be able to read and help people living with MS at the same time!”

Thank you Ava, for helping your mum and people just like her all across Queensland!

And thank you. All funds raised provide vital support services to people living with MS and their families with MS just like Ava’s.

One of these support services is MS Queensland’s NeuroAssist information line – an important service for those newly diagnosed and their family to call and hear a friendly voice on the other end.

This support service has helped thousands of Queenslanders.

Last year alone, over 6000 calls were made through the NeuroAssist information line.

This is a free support service, which you can reach out to speak with our friendly team on 1800 177 591.

In fact, Ava’s mum Alfia works as part of the Customer Support Team at MS Queensland and spend most of her days on the phone supporting people living with MS through this service.

Alfia said “I speak with people who call in and are often newly diagnosed, so I listen to what is happening for them and how their symptoms are impacting their life. As a person living with MS myself, I find I can really connect well with others and understand their journey, relate to them from my personal experience.”

You are helping change lives with your support of vital support services like the NeuroAssist information line and enable Alfia and her team to be there for people living with MS, as well their family and friends to access them, should they choose to.

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