What is Multiple Sclerosis?
A disease that affects more than 2.1 million people globally, Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive autoimmune disease that degrades the protective barriers and physical immune defenses that guard the nervous system. The body’s immune system views its own nervous tissues as a foregin body and attacks it as if it were a common virus or infection. As the disease progresses through the body’s defense system, it breaks into the nervous system, which regulates all movements in the body. A compromised nervous system can affect one's vision, ability to walk or talk, and any other motor skill and bodily function initiated by the nervous system. I am blessed to still be able to walk, talk, and function independently, but many others who have MS do not have the same ability and autonomy.
I am standing for those who no longer have the ability to stand. I am providing an outlet and a voice for those who have lost theirs to this illness. I am creating a vision of a world with a cure for those who have lost their sense of sight. My mission is to generate financial support for the scientists, doctors, and institutes working relentlessly to find a cure for this by generating a voice and a wave that weaves communities together across the globe.
Meet Ashley Norton
A brave, healed, authentic, leader
Ashley is a fitness coach, entrepreneur and mom based in Seattle. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis back in 2017 she has made it her mission to find a cure for the disease. She is committed to creating a movement to find a cure for MS by becoming an Iron(wo)man, documenting her journey and raising money for The Grace Foundation.
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