10% of all proceeds will be given to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Race to Erase MS fund. A monthly contribution (5% to National Multiple Sclerosis and 5% to Race to Erase MS fund) will be made based on total sales received.
WHAT IS MULTIPLE SCELROSIS?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves.
Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.
There's no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms.
The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. It's considered an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues. In the case of MS, this immune system malfunction destroys the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord (myelin).
Myelin can be compared to the insulation coating on electrical wires. When the protective myelin is damaged and the nerve fiber is exposed, the messages that travel along that nerve fiber may be slowed or blocked.
It isn't clear why MS develops in some people and not others. A combination of genetics and environmental factors appears to be responsible.
WHY DONATE TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS INITIATIVES?
Stella, the owner of Wi-her Jewelry & Readings LLC was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) on February 20, 2018. This is what forced her dream to become reality hence the birth of her business Wi-her Jewelry & Readings LLC. MS is an extremely debilitating disease; however, its presence does not stop anything. Stella adopts the mindset that MS can have a seat at the dinner table as a guest; however, the guest will eventually have to leave. :)