Karen Patzer

$1890 Raised
Shower chair installation for 10 people living with MS.
Event Date: 11/2/2018
18 days to event
94%
$2000 goal
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Top Donors

Ann Betty Palmer
$1,000
Healthworks
$250
Emily & Jim Miceli
$120
Steven & Tala Hawatmeh- USA
$100
Joy and Family
$50

Karen Patzer

Team Member of Team MS

Sponsor me to support people living with MS and fund research to find a cure.

I am swimming in the 2018 Griffith Sport MS Swimathon to join the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. I am raising funds to show my support and your donation will make an impact to change the lives of people living with MS.

Did you know:

  • 4 Australians are diagnosed with MS every working day
  • The average age of diagnosis is just 30 years of age
  • It strikes young people in the prime of their lives and there is no known cause or cure

I little about me:

As you know my name is Karen. I am 51 years old (...well 52 in January). I am married to a wonderful husband, who is typing this for me, as I cannot spell well because I also have dyslexia. I also have a lovely daughter, after continually supporting me (with her loving support), has just moved to London. About 2 years ago we moved from Melbourne to Redcliffe Qld. My mum (whom I dearly miss) passed away just last year and also some months ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After surgery and radiation treatment I am all clear. Through that time I had an MS relapse (bummer).

I was diagnosed with MS (Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS)) in 2013. I have had symptoms of MS for more than 10 years or longer, but the symptoms were not consistent. I was struggling with what was happening to me at the time, which was affecting me and my family. This was a very stressful time for everyone.

Since the day of my diagnosis, I felt, with the information I was given, it gave me a little more control of my life. Since that time, I have started being more conscious of my weight and diet, exercise, and taking counselling from MS support teams.

One of the things that has helped me a lot is swimming, not just for the exercise but for the stress relief. I started with the aqua-aerobics

Donors

18/01/2018  |  
Joy and Family  |  
$50
Karen you are a strong, courageous, inspiring, amazing and very special lady! I will be there with bells on to cheer for you & your team on the day! Go Karen!! ?? Lots of love, Joy xxoo ??
14/01/2018  |  
Ingo  |  
$25
Go Karen go!
14/01/2018  |  
Haroon  |  
$25
14/01/2018  |  
Steven & Tala Hawatmeh- USA  |  
$100
Go Karen!!! We love you and we will be supporting you in our prayers, heart and mind.
13/01/2018  |  
Narelle Reddan  |  
$40
Sending love and encouragement your way
12/01/2018  |  
kezza  |  
$30
The pool is only as long as you make it you will be able to do this
12/01/2018  |  
Tracey sheets  |  
$20
12/01/2018  |  
Michael Gavin  |  
$40
10/01/2018  |  
Ann Betty Palmer  |  
$1,000
2/01/2018  |  
David Hewitt  |  
$40
Go Karen !!!!!
31/12/2017  |  
Marianne  |  
$40
Swim a lot
19/12/2017  |  
Emily & Jim Miceli  |  
$120
Rooting for you from Houston, Texas. Go for it, Karen! We love you, amazing woman of God!
19/12/2017  |  
Karen Patzer  |  
$25
Donation
19/12/2017  |  
Theresa and Family  |  
$20
18/12/2017  |  
Healthworks  |  
$250
Its always inspiring to hear what you are achieving and taking on events like this to inspire more people to do the same.
18/12/2017  |  
Angela Mitakidis  |  
$20
Proud of you, Karen!
17/12/2017  |  
Lucille Nicholas  |  
$20
You can do anything with Gods help.
17/12/2017  |  
Jan & Gary Jorgensen  |  
$25
Dear Karen, We love your determination to enter the MS Swimathon to help fellow sufferers. We hope to be part of the cheer squad on the day. Keep strong dear friend - love you and your spirit. xx