19th Nov, 2019

MS sufferer thanks charity which supported her when 'world came crashing down' with diagnosis

Laura Kearns 19th Jun, 2019

A MULTIPLE Sclerosis sufferer whose ‘world came crashing down’ when she received her diagnosis has given something back to the ‘amazing’ charity which supported her.

Harveel Heel, from Leamington, was told she had the chronic condition nearly five years ago after she was struggling to walk.

But the 36-year-old says despite feeling helpless her road to living with MS was changed with the help of the MS Society, which offers support and funds research.

She is now a volunteer for the charity and is currently undergoing chemotherapy for the illness.

And to give something back to the MS Society, Harveel’s family tackled the Two Castle’s Run raising nearly £2,000.

Harveel said: “After being diagnosed my world came crashing down, but the team at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire gave me so much hope at a time when I could not see the light at the end of a long dark tunnel.

“Having someone shine a light in that moment means everything. The MS Society work to make way for miracle drugs to ensure we can continue to live well with MS – to live like any other normal person and never have to give up on our hopes and dreams.

“Ten years ago there wasn’t much out there to halt progression which meant diagnosis would lead to a progressive form and often affect your quality of life. I am living well because of these geniuses.

“My family have been there for me from day one and I’m immensely proud that they did this for everyone affected by this chronic illness.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/twocastlesrunforms to donate.

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