MSAA Swim for MS Ambassador Missy Franklin, 2012 US Olympic Team Member and Multi-Medal Winner
"Swim for MS provides an individual or group the opportunity to combine one's love of swimming with giving back to the community," states Franklin. "If you love swimming like I do, dive into action today with MSAA’s Swim for MS!"
When I was first diagnosed, I called MSAA every day, especially when I had new symptoms. MSAA was a ready resource. When I called, I received information and comfort. When I heard about the cooling suit to help with my MS related heat sensitivity, I only had to mention it, and the vest and kit were there. Words can not express enough thanks. I know have a new lease on my life with MS.
"While I have been blessed with the means to pay for my medical needs I need to enable me to live with this disease, there are MANY who cannot afford their medications and/or mobility devices to make life with MS more manageable. THIS IS MY MOTIVATION for the SWIM FOR MS CHALLENGE."