Thought for the day 19 April

19 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week 19-25 April
Over 130,000 people in the UK have MS. Many of us will know someone who has it. It usually starts to develop years before it is diagnosed. MS causes a person’s immune system to attack the coating (myelin) that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, affecting the signals sent from the brain to nerves around the body. The result is different for each person, with symptoms appearing in diverse parts of the body including eyesight, movement, touch and thinking. There is currently no cure for it, but researchers are trying to understand better what causes MS, and see if a cure can be developed. There are however treatments and specialists that can help. For more information visit www.mssociety.org.uk/ or the NHS website

Lord, many of us know people who have MS, and we have seen the impact it has had on their lives, and the lives of their families. Help us to understand better the problems they face, and do what we can to support them both

PS This week’s photos are the beginning of a journey up the West Coast
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