megan collins

The MS Plus Ikara-Flinders Ranges Adventure

I AM TREKKING THE IKARA-FLINDERS-RANGES TO FIGHT MS!

Multiple sclerosis is the most common disease of the central nervous system and it strikes people in the prime of their lives. There is currently no known cure.

In 2015 I was diagnosed with MS. After the birth of my third child, my diagnosis shook my world. My relationships suffered, I became anxious and depressed, old trauma's re surfaced and I felt terribly alone. Little did I know at the time, that my diagnosis was going to become a gift-for me to share with others.

I was healthy and active, I loved to be out doors trekking, I was often found spending my spare time in nature, gardening or going for bush walks. I didn't  understand why I developed MS. I was angry and determined to find some answers.

However, I learnt I was not alone, it's quite staggering really, that multiple sclerosis affects more people than any other neurological condition, with the average age of diagnosis just 30 years old. I learnt that every case of multiple sclerosis is unique – the symptoms, severity and progress of the disease are different for everyone.

7 years on, (and I've learnt a lot things about myself in this time) I have rebuilt my life,  and to celebrate I’m trekking the rugged South Australian country traversing sections of the ancient Ikara–Flinders Ranges National Park, to raise funds to deliver essential MS support services and ensure no one faces MS alone.

Along the trek I will be journaling my experience, my triumphs, my breakdowns (and I'm sure there will be many). I will be sharing my knowledge and wisdom on mindfulness, nutrition, wellbeing , and ways we can build resilience, acceptance, and find meaning in ourselves and in life, one step at time. 

I will be sharing my journal "We Can Do Hard Things" as an E Book. Every person/organisation who donates will receive a free copy of my e book.

So please DONATE now to support my trek and give hope to thousands of Australians living with multiple sclerosis.

Thank you for your support.

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors

$158.25

Wfairclough

$52.75

Jan Mac

Go well on your trek, no need to share your journaling / ebook thanks. I'm sure it would be inspiring and wonderful but that kind of sharing is not for me.

$52.75

Shubh Buttars

Getting the money ball rolling - Love you and know you will do this and love it.

$52.75

Ritchie Marshall

$52.75

Lucia Simmons

$26.38

Cd

Thank you for sharing your journey and inspiring change

 

We show our respect and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are the traditional custodians of this land. We pay respects to their Elders past and present.