Walk Gives Couple Living With MS Hope

By: Brittany Gunter Email
By: Brittany Gunter Email

On a sunny Saturday morning many people decided to put on their walking shoes and hit the pavement at Stinson Park, all for a good cause.

“To raise money, to show support for the MS Society and for the other people with MS,” said Dustin Clark, who's has been living with multiple sclerosis for four years. His wife Kelly has been living with MS for 16 years. “It’s a chronic illness that affects you day to day," said Dustin. "It's a disease you can't see, other than like my cane or people in a wheelchair."

For the Clarks, every day comes with difficulties because of MS. Dustin gets emotional just thinking about it. “I've got kids, my littlest one is 4 and my struggle is just to know that when she gets older I'll be able to walk her down the aisle, like I'll be able to do my oldest.”

That’s why this walk was so important to them. All the money raised goes towards finding a cure, awareness and helping out those dealing with the disease.

“I'm amazed to see all these people," said Kelly. "When the line started walking I started crying, thinking I'm amazed to see all these people are out here for me and I realized they aren't here for me, but they're here for the cause, but I felt like it was for me at that moment."

Each person walking was touched by someone with MS or dealing with it themselves. Everyone wanted to come together to try and do something about it.

The goal was to raise $125,000 at the event. No word yet on the total.

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