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ASHLEY MUMBERSON

$2765 Raised
1 air-conditioning unit for someone living with MS to help manage body temperature.
Event Date: 17/6/2018
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$2500 goal
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ASHLEY MUMBERSON

Team Member of Tour De Mumbo

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

I am taking part in the 2018 MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride 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.

A LITTLE BIT OF MY STORY...

In November 2016 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This diagnossis came as a shock to all of my friends and family but for me it was a relief to finally have a diagnosis so that I knew what I was up against. My first run in with disease happened in 2010 when I was getting constant headaches and I was having trouble seeing out of my right eye. At this time I want to see my optometrist and he told me my eyes were fine but he did send me to see a specialist. This was extremely fustrating when you know something is wrong but the doctors are unable to tell you what is wrong with you. So, like any person of my generation I turned to the Internet for answers. I typed in my symptoms and among a range of different potential diagnosis there it was MS. (In hindsight it is blaring obvious this is what I had) Armed with my Intternet Diagnosis I went to see the specailist and he came to the same conclusion it is most likely MS but we need an MRI scan to be certain. So I went and got the MRI and the results came back, the MRI showed that I had a few potential legions on my brain and that I may have MS.

I was shocked and thought my life is over. But then in probably what is the most frustating part of this disease about a week later the headaches disappeared and my vision began to get clearer. By the time I was due to go back and see the eye specialist about a month after the MRI scan all my symptoms were gone and I was completely back to normal. The eye specialist told me that this happens with MS and that i should go and see a neurologist to speak with them about the possibility of MS. As you can probably guess I didn't go and see the Neurologist, I was naive and had no symptoms whatsoever, I though I had dodged the bullet. 

Well, not much happened for the next four years. I moved to Brisbane and was well on track to building a life and the one day when I was out walking with my partner Stacey she asked why I was walking funny. I said I was walking normally. Then by the end of that week I was struggling to tie my own showlaces and grip things with my left hand. I was fairly stressed at this stage becuase I had been back on line to check symptoms and all signs pointed towards MS again. I went ot see the doctor and he ordered some blood tests but given my history he also suggested that I see a neurologist. The blood tests all came back fine so it was increasingly likely that I had MS. 

I went ot see the Neurologist and within about 5 minutes of talking he was fairly certain that I had MS, but he ordered an MRI just to be sure. Two weeks later I went back to see him an he confirmed that yes I had MS and we should begin treatment straight away. Like I said this was a reflief to be diagnosed and begin fighting this disease. 

Roughly 18 months later I am about to go for my second round of treatment and I am happy to say that I have no more symptoms to report and I am pretty much back to normal again. 

You may be asking why I am telling my story here. 

Well, all I can say is that I have been lucky so far in that my MS has not progresed too far at this stage. MS Queensland has been an enormous support to me in the short time that I have been diagnosed. If I had of had the support of MS Queensland when I had my first run in with MS I would have been diagnosed earlier. I can only imagine how hard it must be for people who have been diagnosed with this disease for longer than me. 

I would like to ask if you could please donate any amount of money towards this great casue to allow MS Queensland to continue to support people living with MS and hopefully one day find a cure. It doesn't need to be a lot, every little bit helps and all donations are tax deductable. 

Thank you 

 

 

 

 

 

Donors

28/06/2018  |  
Anonymous  |  
$75
17/06/2018  |  
Nick Wardlaw  |  
$20
Good lick dude ??
17/06/2018  |  
Zoe Collins  |  
$25
I hope you smash your bp today ash!
17/06/2018  |  
Jordan and Rachael  |  
$50
Good luck today Mumbo!! Your an awesome bloke and we are both very proud to be able to call you our friend.
15/06/2018  |  
Rachael  |  
$20
13/06/2018  |  
Junior and Bink  |  
$25
Good luck Mumbo!
11/06/2018  |  
Peter  |  
$75
10/06/2018  |  
Malcolm, Robyn, Isobel and Hayley Mumberson  |  
$50
Good Luck. Ride strong.
7/06/2018  |  
Alex  |  
$150
Amazing work so far! Well done mate!
3/06/2018  |  
Dan & Morgan  |  
$1,000
All the best for Tour de Mumbo. Sorry we couldn’t be there. All the best to you and the boys. Great achievement and well earnt beers at the end.
31/05/2018  |  
Dusan Manojlovic  |  
$25
Keep your head up! I wish you all the best! Be strong!
30/05/2018  |  
Stacey  |  
$20
30/05/2018  |  
Ashley Mumberson  |  
$75
Donation
28/05/2018  |  
Wayde Hildrew  |  
$120
This is the funds collected from the ray white bus trip and my contribution
25/05/2018  |  
Dwight Colbert  |  
$250
Great work Ash and all the best mate!
25/05/2018  |  
Michelle  |  
$25
Go Ash!
23/05/2018  |  
Thommo's  |  
$50
All the best Ashley
17/05/2018  |  
Michelle T  |  
$50
Good luck Mumbo (#5)!
22/04/2018  |  
Lou & Jack Hurse  |  
$50
22/04/2018  |  
Cate & Adam  |  
$250
Safe travels Ash! Look forward to hearing of the ride.
22/04/2018  |  
Bree n Mick  |  
$100
champion effort!
23/03/2018  |  
Anonymous  |  
$20
23/03/2018  |  
Ashley K  |  
$30
WOW! What a story I would of never thought that all this was happening to you, you have my support all the way
23/03/2018  |  
Bec  |  
$25
Wishing you all the best Ash!!!!
23/03/2018  |  
Ethan Bushby  |  
$30
23/03/2018  |  
Marg  |  
$20
23/03/2018  |  
The Green  |  
$50
23/03/2018  |  
Madee Hitchens  |  
$10
Hope the treatment goes well Ash :) You are awesome!
23/03/2018  |  
Wayde Hildrew  |  
$25
Awesome work Ash, happy to show my support of such a great cause for such a great guy!!!
20/03/2018  |  
Snowy  |  
$50
Race 6 no#4...... not a massive colt and has been shit out of luck in his previous starts but has a heart the size of recyclable shopping bag and the drive to come home like a fat kid at a buffet.... all the best mate and the horse is you..... keep kicking on mumbo and enjoy the pedal!!