Olympic Soccer Star to Become an Advocate for Multiple Sclerosis

Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair has pledged to become more involved in raising awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS). The 34-year-old, who is captain of the Canadian national team and plays club soccer in Oregon for the Portland Thorns, knows plenty about the disease — her mother, Sandi, has MS and is currently living in a care home in Vancouver.

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According to an article on CTV News, Sinclair recently spoke at an MS Society of Canada event, which made her want to become more involved and try to make a difference for those who live with the disease.

Canada has one of the highest ratios of MS in the world, with an estimated one in 340 Canadians living with the condition. The exact details of Sinclair’s involvement with the MS Society of Canada are slated to be announced later this year.

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  1. Thomas Kann for Kathleen Kann says:

    My wife 66 years of age was diagnosed with M.S. approximately 4 years ago but noticed something was different about 8 to 9 years ago. She no longer has use of her extremities. She is bed ridden and requires an aide to help her on a daily basis along with my help which I am 73 years of age and it has become more difficult each and every day. If someone can answer a question about the new drug Ocrevus and what could we expect once administered. Question: I know everyone may react differently but is there any hope to regain any type of movement. I have talked with a number of doctors and no one seems to know. Can anyone help?. Thank you.

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