60 years ago, MS was considered untreatable…
But thanks to the generosity of our supporters over many years, so much has changed in the way we diagnose, treat and support people living with MS. We’re closer than ever to achieving a future free from the pain of MS and its devastating effects.
And it’s all thanks to the strength of our community. A community that will be here for the long haul.
In 1995, MS Queensland helped set up Queensland’s very first MS clinic, which was a significant step forward in the support available for those living with MS. It was also around this time the first drug treatment for Relapsing-Remitting MS became available, which could reduce relapses and slow down the progression of the disease.
Today there are 6 different types of long-term drug treatment options available to help people living with MS.
Even with the incredible advances in treatments, with a condition like MS, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. Imagine facing the news you have MS, and not knowing where to start.
Everyone’s reaction to an MS diagnosis is different.
For some, it’s a relief, especially if they’ve had months or even years of worry and painful symptoms without knowing the cause. For others, it’s uncertainty and that perception that they may one day be confined to a wheelchair?
And that’s where our NeuroAssist InfoLine team and MS Nurses step in and help navigate the information, support, and treatment options available.
Together, we’ve come so far, but the truth is we still have a long way to go to end the pain and uncertainty caused by MS.
Our MS Nursing Service is entirely funded by supporters of MS Queensland. Generous and compassionate people who believe those living with MS should not need to face it alone.
Will you join us on this journey and help ensure people like our MS Nurses are there for people living with MS and their families, long into the future? By including a gift to MS Queensland in your Will, you can help ease the uncertainty an MS diagnosis brings. A gift that can change lives for years to come.