Oklahoma Watches and Warnings

Thousands of Oklahomans gather to walk towards a world free of MS

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MUSTANG, Okla. - The ongoing fight to raise money and awareness about the crippling effects of Multiple Sclerosis got some help today as hundreds of Oklahomans participated in the walk towards a world free of MS.

Battling a disabling disease with no cure, over 1,000 Oklahomans walked at Wild Horse Park in Mustang to raise awareness and fund for Multiple Sclerosis research.

Andy Morris has had the crippling disease for 22 years now - for the past six years he's been forced to use a power chair because he can't walk.

But with so many walking for him and others, he is thankful for the support shown by all the people.

"It gives me a feeling of hope. You've got to have hope for every situation in your life - if you quit hoping there's nothing to live for," says Morris.

Nicole Antonio's mother was diagnosed with MS when she was just eight-years-old.

"It's just an overwhelming sense of support and love and it's been a really cool day," says Antonio.

Important research that would be life changing for most - two and a half million people worldwide with MS, nearly 4,000 of those live here in the Sooner State.

Walkers say so many victims of MS show incredible strength.

"It takes away life as you knew it. It's a whole new situation, but like I said, it could be worse. You've got to look at it like that all the time," says Morris.

The next walks are scheduled for the fall in Ardmore, Muskogee, and Stillwater.


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