National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Organization information:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
1501 Reedsdale St., Pittsburgh, 15233
 
 
Organization Mission:
We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
  
Wish Requested:

10 Window Air Conditioner 10,000 BTU Units at $250 per unit

Wish Amount:
$2,500.00
 
Wish Received to Date:
$2,500.00 - This wish has been fulfilled!
 
Impact of Wish on Population Served:

The Chapter provides free window air conditioner units to persons with Multiple Sclerosis. In 2010, the Chapter purchased 45 for $21,470. 

People with MS experience a temporary worsening of their symptoms when the weather is very hot, if they run a fever, sunbathe, get overheated from exercise, or take very hot showers. Some people notice that their vision becomes blurred when they get overheated, a phenomenon known as Uhthoff's sign. As cooling works to decrease their symptoms, people with MS are able to participate more independently in activities of daily living.