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Introduced Version Senate Resolution 16 History

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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 16

(By Senators Stollings, Kessler (Mr. President), Unger, Yost and Plymale)


Recognizing the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and designating the week of March 11-17, 2013, as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.
     Whereas, Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that affects approximately 4,000 people in West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Most people with multiple sclerosis are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 50 but the unpredictable physical and emotional effects can be lifelong; and
     Whereas, Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve the quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis; and
     Whereas, Multiple sclerosis is a disease that not only affects the person with the condition, but also greatly impacts family, friends and the community; and
     Whereas, The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is still unknown, and there is no known cure; and
     Whereas, The symptoms of multiple sclerosis may be mild such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision; and
     Whereas, Every hour of every day, someone is newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; and
     Whereas, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society envisions a world free of multiple sclerosis; and
     Whereas, The Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides West Virginia residents with programs and services to address the challenges of everyone affected by multiple sclerosis; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Senate:
     That the Senate hereby recognizes the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and designates the week of March 11-17, 2013, as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Senate extends its sincere appreciation to the members of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for its many contributions to the State of West Virginia; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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