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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I was asked quite awhile ago to do this kit. I got busy with other projects and put it aside. Then I found out my Uncle was diagnosed with MS. It was a shock, because with that came a bunch of other issues. I took it hard, all the stuff that was happening to him at once. We've always been super close. He often talked about how he just wanted to be able to go "home" even though he lived in Washington most of his life, they had relocated to Montana many years ago. He wanted to go home to be with his new grand baby on the way in August, she will be here. Going home meant the time he needed to heal and get better. Work on focusing better, healing his body and being in the fresh mountain air. He loves the out doors and camping. When I last talked to him, he told me how much better he felt. The headaches were gone, he could walk better and he wasn't depressed anymore. Life was good! I was so incredibly happy.

I have a few dear friends who are also living with MS. I know how difficult it is for them to deal with and heal. My heart aches because I can't "fix" them so to speak. I love them so much and it means so much to me to have them in my life. So Barb and Kris, this is for you!

I went a different route with this kit. I wanted to make a tribute to what Uncle Matt wanted and what he was able to get. This is all about nature and peace, and I hope you all enjoy it.

Please take the time to educate yourself and Learn more about Multiple Sclerosis. Visit the National MS Society website HERE

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  1. Thank you! My brother in law was diagnosed several years ago. So I understand.

  2. Thank you for sharing your lovely kit.


  3. Thank you for sharing your kit and your heart. xoxo

  4. Thank you soo much hun. I have been looking for a MS kit ever since I was diagnosed last year.

  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on May. 19, 2011. Thanks again.

  6. Beautiful Kit Shani!!
    thank you for sharing it <3

  7. awwww thank you so much everyone!!! Means so much to me. Please enjoy!

  8. thank you for this lovely kit.. WOnderful colors to use too

  9. thank you for the lovely kit.

  10. Sweety it turned out beautifully brought tears to my eyes.....I hope that when I can back to this tagging world business that I can thank you with some wicked tags ;) I am experiencing a lot of brain fog/cognitive issues the last month or so and have only made 1 tag and I think it sucked, lol ;) I hope your dear uncle is doing well, I can understand what he says about going home....I consider my 'home' to be where I grew up even though there have been many changes it is still home. Hugs and Blessings, Barb

  11. Thank you so much for this kit to focus on MS. My Aunt is in the hospital right now from complications of her MS.
    Hugs, Patricia

  12. My husband, who has MS, and I both thank you for bringing awareness to this disease!


  14. TY so much for this wonderful kit! :: hugs ::

  15. It's a beautiful kit, thank you so much :)
    Hugs, Ellie

  16. Thank you for sharing,your MS kit.My friends husband has this illness also.
    Hoping for a cure.

  17. Thank you for sharing! I appreciate your generosity!

  18. As a woman living with MS for over 20 years, your thoughtfulness and generosity shakes me to my core. Thank you so much for putting attention on this chronic progressive disease

  19. thank you! my kids and I participated in our local MS Walk this morning (Alberta Canada) and I found your kit while searching something to go with our photos. thanks again!

  20. a great thank for this beautiful kit )))
    and courage for your uncle and friend !!

  21. so nice! thanks for sharing!!!

  22. Thank you so much for the beautiful kit and for such a great cause. God bless!

  23. Shani,

    Thank you so very much for creating and sharing this kit. I also appreciate your notification about the kit to me. As you know, I have MS, and I greatly appreciate your willingness to alert people to this disease.

    What so many people do not know is Multiple Sclerosis treats every person afflicted differently. Montel Williams has done a great deal of advertising about MS, but unfortunately, he also made the public think MS would rob him of everything because he would develop every symptom of the disease before dying from it. This is not true. No one, no matter how severely their MS is, develops every symptom of the disease. MS can be as mild as vertigo or as severe as complete paralysis. In between the spectrum people will have a whole host of symptoms, some of which are extremely strange. In fact, some of the symptoms can be so bizarre as to cause patients not to mention them to their doctors because they do not know they are a symptom of the disease. For example, there are certain high pitch sounds which I not only hear but also physically feel as hundreds of needles stabbing me at once. Who would have thought this symptom had anything to do with MS? This strange symptom is the result of damage to myelin tissue which surrounds the nerves causing the signals to the brain "to jump the track" and instead of being registered as sound in my brain, they are registered as touch.

    There has been tremendous headway in the search for a cure. There has always been the question as to why people of northern European descent have a higher probability of acquiring the disease, and why do those of African descent have a smaller probability of getting the disease. The study of this question many believe will lead to a cure, and some even suggest the cure could come as soon as five to ten years. The suspicion is some individuals of northern European descent are exposed to a virus which those of African descent are often able to fight off this virus.

    In the past it was believed MS was restricted to initial appearance in individuals who were in their mid to late twenties, which is why it took so long for me to be diagnosed. My symptoms appeared when I was only twelve years old. Today infants are being diagnosed with the disease and dying from it before they even reach even six months of age.

    I could go on and on, but I do not want to bore you or anyone else who might come across my comments. Therefore, I will end by saying once again, thank you for creating this kit and sharing it for free. It means a great deal to me for obvious reasons.


  24. Merci winkedprincess,
    J'ai moi aussi la S.P. et pas évident de vivre
    chaque jour en ne sachant pas que sera la séquelle laissée par la prochaine poussée.
    Merci pour ta sensibilité.

  25. Thank you so much! I have MS - along with my mother and my daughter. I pray every day that they will find a cure. Hugs to you for doing this.

  26. This is so beautiful! Thank you so much!

  27. Thank you! Was just diagnosed with MS at age 52 after being misdiagnosed for the last 15 years.