Tara was diagnosed with MS in 2014 when she was 44 years old, having experienced symptoms for several years prior. “After receiving the news, I was upset but also had a moment of relief – I had a definitive diagnosis and there were options available for me” she says.
Tara is passionate about fundraising and feels it’s her way of giving back to the MS community for everything they’ve done to assist her and others living with MS. She has taken part in the MS Swimathon for the past few years where she enjoys being part of the atmosphere and seeing so many come together to help fight MS. Tara’s also shown incredible support by participating in the MS Moonlight Walk event as part of team Dancers in the Moonlight.
“MS Queensland have been amazing since the very first day I contacted them. They sent out a Support Coordinator within one month. They helped me access physiotherapy and employment services which help me stay working as a teacher’s aide. I also regularly attend information sessions and webinars, these support me in building knowledge around different aspects of living with MS.”
Tara is an amazing member of our MS community and we’re grateful for her contribution and support of our wider community.