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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Seth

This is Seth. I met Seth today during Walk MS which is an event aimed at raising money to end Multiple Sclerosis. Seth and my wife work together and when the sign up sheet for the event circulated her office, we excitedly volunteered. Seth, who is diagnosed with MS, is a true southerner and it was sometimes hard for me to understand everything he was saying because his "twang" was quite vibrant. However, there was no mistaking his extremely positive and infectiously cheery demeanor. The man always has a smile on his face. I had a great time at the event and I will definitely meet up with Seth and his friends next year. Why the orange hair? It's the signature color of the MS Society. Even Mella, our Westie, was sporting an orange coat. Approximately 400,000 Americans have MS and every week about 200 people are diagnosed. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord). It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. This means the immune system incorrectly attacks the person's healthy tissue. To learn more about MS and how to help, please visit:www.nationalmssociety.org. Seth is #27 in my 100 Strangers project.

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