The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid-America Chapter takes this opportunity to thank Rep. Les Mason for becoming a member and co-chairman of our Kansas MS Caucus. With the efforts of leaders like Mason, we believe that the MS caucus will help raise awareness and promote education about MS in our efforts to move closer to a world free of MS.
Multiple sclerosis is a life altering disease that affects each person in unique and different ways. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 and forty percent of those individuals diagnosed with MS leave the workforce within 10 years of being diagnosed, losing their primary source of income and access to affordable health care.
Thanks to Mason, we will continue to seek creative solutions, network with other health coalitions to address the needs of those living with MS and become legislative advocates for policies that will improve the lives of those living with MS, as well as their families.
Again, thank you, Rep. Mason and we look forward to working with you during this 2018 Legislative session.
Mary Reed Spencer, National MS Society, Mid America Chapter