Multiple Sclerosis Hawkes Bay

Raised so far

$2,564

Our goal

$2,500

"I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in September 2015 after a case of optic neuritis. 

Optic neuritis was like looking through a piece of broken glass, and everything was shattered. I also got slight tingling in my forearms and hands that was sporadic and annoying, but I was still able to function normally. My symptoms worsened with numbness and weakness in my left arm and both hands; this made life hard with a newborn, and I struggled a lot with clothing and holding items. Holding a coffee cup in my left hand was scary as I couldn’t feel it tipping over. I also had a band of numbness around my torso which felt like wearing a pair of tight, high waisted pants. 

My supportive husband and family always make sure I take good care of myself. I get frustrated when I get too tired and need to stop and rest, which can be hard with two little ones. I will be as good as gold and then suddenly hit a wall and be almost asleep on my feet. 

MS Hawke’s Bay have been amazing, with support from members and the lovely staff. A MS Field Worker came to visit me and answered my questions, and I gained a better understanding of the disease. I also communicated with other local mums who were working with young families. Having people available with knowledge and experience with MS was invaluable. It helped me to face my MS head-on and prepare myself mentally for what my future may hold. I kept my MS in mind while building a home, in case I may later need a wheelchair. I have also learned that walkers and other disability equipment are tools to help me and think, “this walker is going to help me get around” rather than feeling down.”

"I try to prioritise things and make sure I don’t wear myself out to have time with the kids. I have a positive outlook on life, and this helps me to keep things in perspective. Hearing that MS is something you will have for the rest of your life, but it is manageable with medication, has helped me to deal with my MS. I could have let my MS change my life and control me, but I have chosen to control my MS instead." 

About Us

We need your donation to continue supporting those with Multiple Sclerosis in our community. .

Multiple Sclerosis Hawkes Bay provides information, support and advice to people and their families and carers on living well with Multiple Sclerosis.

The society is passionate about visiting people in their homes, advising, advocating, and listening, ensuring those impacted by MS have all the information on the supports and services available to them in our region.

We provide regular peer support groups to encourage active participation in our community

Our services

Community Advisor Services

Educational Resources

Hydrotherapy

Socialising Events

Support Groups 

Contact

Phone:  06 835 8542

Address:  1 Wakefield Street, Onekawa, Napier

PO Box 3136, Napier 4142

Email: officehbms@gmail.com

   

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

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Nicola And Richard Brown

Love your work Bex! Very privileged to be working for the Society and working with our lovely members

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Charlotte

Well done Bex! You did amazing!

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Emily Bell

$210

Matt Finlayson

$53

Louise Roebuck

Donation instead of running the Multiple Steps! You all do amazing work.

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Hannah Poole

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Erin Brown

Keep up the great work

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Michelle Rochester

So inspiring x

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Kelly Gearey

All the best!!

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Anonymous

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Rochelle Allan

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Rachel Knight

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Phillipa Layton

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Tanya Ashfield Ashfield

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Pauline Stone

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Al Van Zonneveld

Hopefully see you next year 👍🏼

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Tara Wilding

$53

Rachael Chadderton

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Sarah Lawrie

Way to go Bex! Watching your journey has been so inspiring! X

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Tracey Gearey Gearey

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Renee

Great way to raise awareness xx

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Julie’s Friend

A very worthy cause.

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Haley Start

Well done Bec, your doing amazing xx

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Serena Mcwilliams

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Nikki Palamountain

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Maria

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Katrina Alexander

$300

Mary Faulkner

Well done on all those kms. xxxx

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Sue Walker

Go Bex , get those kms ...well done Great cause, thank you xxx

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Kara-leigh Jones

Go Bex & Sue for the Km's ....

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Fiona

You are all inspirational

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Julie Davis

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Dyl And Arnie Brenchley

Good on you Bex, you've got this 🏃‍♀️

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Kim Smith

150km! Proud of you Bex, you got this!

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Sophie Primrose

Amazing work Bex, very proud and a great cause xx

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Jenay Danks Danks

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Angela Osgood Osgood

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Hannah

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Brylee Finlayson

You can do it! 150km!

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Sophie Bell

150km

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Amanda Opperman

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Amanda Opperman

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Corinne Peach

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Amy

Keep up the great work. Looking forward to adding some kms to the group!

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Sharon Davis

150km- Great cause, all the best Bex with achieving your goal

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Anna Evans The Style Lounge Nz

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Hilary Wagner

150kms go Bex!!! You can do this!

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Julia Schicker Schicker

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Kieran

150km! Good luck!

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