The sky is the limitA fundraising project by Andreas Wasmuht
My name is Andreas and I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009 when I became blind in my right eye. Luckily my sight recovered thanks to an intravenous course of steroids.Life then continued as normal until 2011 when I suffered my first my major relapse - I experienced numbness and pins and needles all over my body, in particular my feet, legs, hands and arms.
These symptoms have stayed with me to the present day, despite a mild remission at the time. Further relapses in 2013 and 2014 weakened my right leg and I found it difficult to walk for quite a while.
Since then my existing symptoms have deteriorated but I have not had any actual relapses. Conversations with my neurologist in 2015 and subsequent scans have shown that my MS has since changed from relapsing remitting to secondary progressive. My neurologist advised me that this was a positive development as I entered this phase still able to walk and that the prognosis for the future was therefore better!
I am pleased that I can still give something back to all my fellow MS sufferers through charity activities and fundraising for the Wessex MS Therapy Centre in Warminster. I would like to thank everyone who is helping me with fundraising, especially Sally, the love of my life.
Whilst running is out of the question for me now, jumping out of planes at 15,000 ft is not and I hope to raise as much money as possible through my Sky Dive in Salisbury on 02 June 2018. Please give as generously as you can for this wonderful cause. It will make a real difference to other MS sufferers and will improve the quality of their lives.