Wisconsinites Honored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Three Wisconsinites were among those honored at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s National Leadership Conference, held Nov. 8-10 in Dallas. MS researcher and clinician John Fleming, M.D., was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award; MS researcher and professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Colleen Hayes, Ph.D., was inducted into the Volunteer Hall of Fame in the Scientific Researcher category; and Wisconsin Chapter volunteer and internationally-acclaimed author Jeffrey Gingold was inducted into Volunteer Hall of Fame in the Programs and Services category.
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. It is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system with symptoms ranging from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. More than 10,000 children, women and men in Wisconsin have been diagnosed, giving the state one of the highest incidence rates in the country.