Photo by Craig Baxter.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferer Nicola Pollock (left)
and Multiple Sclerosis Otago field officer Jo Smith rest up in
Wall Street mall yesterday as part of the society's appeal
Society staff and members were spending time on the bed,
which represents the chronic fatigue sufferers feel, to help
raise awareness of the neurological disease which affects the
central nervous system.
It affects about 20,000 people in New Zealand and in Otago
the society has 265 members. Ms Pollock (27), who found out
she had MS eight months ago, said the society's support and
help was very important.
The society held support groups, information and social
evenings and made home visits. It is holding a street appeal
today and all funds raised would stay in Otago.