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Monthly Meeting – Oct 2019

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Fun and entertainment is the way to come out of daily life stress and routine to try something new and refresh your mind.

It acts as a remedy to enlighten your mood.

What a fantabulous morning at Saptaparini, the morning was filled with joy and fun.
Every attendee had a joyous time and had spent a wonderful time with each other enjoying every moment.
MSPs and caregivers enjoyed tombola, dumbshrads and song played on guitar by one of our MSP member Mrs. Hema Gulati.
Participants and winners were awarded lots of surprise gifts.

I always thank MS Society Hyderabad Chapter for arranging such wonderful and entertaining events.

Diwali Celebration and Caregivers Month

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MSSI – Chennai Chapter monthly meeting “Face to Face” Programme was a Diwali Celebration on 19.10.2019. Games like identifying the personalities, dumb charades and let’s talk in Tamil, was organised by our CSR partner – BNY Mellon volunteers. The game of housie was also part the game for the evening and for every game prizes were given to the winners.

The month of October is also dedicated to our caregivers. In order to give tribute to caregivers, a video was screened on their beautiful moments with our MS Person. To honour the Caregivers for their timeless efforts in taking care of their loved ones, we gifted the spouses, the siblings, the parent, the children, the friend of the MS person.

• Mr. Anzar – Best Care Giver Spouse – Msp. Vajiya banu
• Mrs. Shaheem – Best Care Giver Spouse – Msp. Mohammed Wassim.
• Mrs.Parvathi – Best Care Giver Mother –Msp. Monalisa
• Mr. Sadhasivam and Mrs. Santhakumari – Best Care Giver Parents –Msp. Smitha
• Mrs. Subashini – Best Care Giver Sister and Friend –Msp. Uma Mageshwari
• Ms. Roshini – Best Care Giver Daughter –Msp Farzana
• Mr. Utharanaryanan – Best Care Giver Son –Msp.Saraswathy

A birthday cake was cut by those who celebrated their birthday this month. They are Ms. Kalaivani and Mrs. Parveen, by singing of happy birthday song by everyone.

The meeting ended with a high tea.

The evening came to a happy ending with MS person and Caregivers, by distributing Diwali gifts and sweets to each family and wishing them Happy Diwali.

Pune Marathon

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Ms. Gayatri Joshi, Mrs. Jyoti Ronghe and Mr. Laxman Iyer (Committee Member, Pune Chapter) attended 24 hrs relay Marathon at Magarpatta City on 5th October 2019, organized by Running Punters.

The Marathon started at 7.00 hrs. And concluded on 6th October 2019 at 7.00 hrs. Ms.Gayatri Joshi participated in the Marathon with MSSI bib and completed run of 700 metres. Ms.Gayatri was live on Facebook Page of Running Punters where she mentioned that she is running for spreading awareness and fund raising. Ms. Gayatri was felicitated by Running Punters team with a special mention at the felicitation ceremony on 6th October 2019.

Mrs. Ronghe shared information about MS and MSSI with participants and viewers. She also distributed brochures and souvenirs among them. Mr. Laxman Iyer also shared word with viewers about MSSI and MS. Both of them did appeal for donations to participants and viewers.

Running Punters have shared MSSI link for donation which is mentioned on MSSI website. They have taken up this as a long term project to support the cause.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT AND FIRST AID

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As we all know that first aid is the first and immediate help given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury with care provided to preserve life.

A very interesting and lively session on first aid was conducted by Dr. Rebecca who is an MS fighter and Emergency Physician.

According to her lack of first aid and basic life, support knowledge is what she seeks to correct, knowing that the spate of deaths could have been prevented.

CPR was demonstrated on a dummy to show how life can be saved before help arrives.

MSPs and caregivers were made to do it experimentally as everyone should be aware of such emergencies and the help they can provide to the sufferer.

It was indeed an informative session.

 

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MS Clinic & Neuro Rehabilitation Workshop

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Report on Launch of ‘MS Clinic’ & Neuro Rehabilitation Workshop At Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai

As MSSI has taken the challenge to create continued awareness about MS in the society & looking after the wellbeing of MSPs, the renowned hospitals who are aware of an increasing number of MS cases in India are ready to offer better care to MSPs by opening specialised MS Clinic in association with us.

We, MSSI MUMBAI in association with Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai had organized Neuro Rehabilitation Workshop when they were going to Launch ‘MS Clinic” on Saturday, 14th Sept. 2019, at 3.00 p.m. In all 65 people attended the program including MSPs, caregivers, doctors, therapists and others.

The “MS Clinic Launch” program started with lighting the lamp by honourable Doctors of the Hospital & MSSI Office Bearers. Dr. Aashish Contractor, Head of the Neuro Rehab Centre, welcomed dignitaries & invitees (MSPs, caregivers, physio/occupational therapists). He then invited Dr. Arun Shah, Consultant Neurologist & Director, Neurology Services, Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai, to speak on Epidemiology & symptoms of MS. Dr. Shah also spoke on new research on MS being carried out in their Research Centre.

Then Dr. Manish Chhabria, Neurologist highlighted the Disease Modifying Therapies (DMTs) and their benefits of controlling MS relapses. There was a testimonial by Mr. Thakkar, the spouse of one of the MSPs about the lifestyle changes she has made under the guidance of Neuro Rehab Team at the hospital due to which she is improved and has become independent.

Dr. Hemal Vora, Occupational Therapist spoke about dealing with fatigue in MS.

Dr. Poonam Bajaj, Neuro Physio Therapists who is in-charge of Neuro Rehab spoke on the excellent facilities available at their Rehab Centre showing video clips of patients using various machines like antigravity treadmill, aqua therapy in a pool for improving mobility etc. It was very encouraging.

Mrs. Sheela Chitnis, Founder of MSSI spoke about various services provided by MSSI to MSPs and families. She urged the audience that a person having MS should not think it as a Social Stigma and come forward to register with MS Society to avail the various facilities and share an interaction with other MS families. She also requested all present to offer their services as volunteers for MSSI events.

Awareness Programme at Colleges

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The awareness programme on Multiple Sclerosis was conducted in three colleges on various dates in the last month.

1. Loyola College, Chennai.
2. Mar Gregorius College, Chennai.
3. Dharmamurthi Rao Bhahadur Calavala Cunnan Chetty’s Hindu College, Pattabiram, Chennai.

The main aim of this awareness programme was to make young students aware that there is an autoimmune disease called “Multiple Sclerosis”, also called “Crippler of the Young Adults”. Apart from that, the introduction of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Chennai Chapter, that looked after the welfare of the persons affected by it and its activities.

So far we have covered Social Work Colleges. The students actively participated during the session and leaflets were given to them to study more about this orphan disease. Many have opted to do internships with us.

Awareness Talk at Rotary Club

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An awareness talk on ‘Multiple Sclerosis’ & ‘MSSI’ was given by Chairperson Meena Gupta on 22nd August 2019 at Taj Tristar, Secunderabad. This was a joint speaker meeting of 4 Rotary Clubs – RC Cantonment, RC Central, RC Deccan and RC Secunderabad East.

There were almost 60 members, and the talk with a presentation was very well received and appreciated by all. We could create awareness in a large cross-section of professionals, businessmen and people from all walks of life. Our MS person Mrs. Arti Mital shared her experience about ‘Life with MS – Visible and Invisible Symptoms’ which touched the hearts of everyone present.

Laughter Therapy

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“Laughter is always the best medicine
Silence will always be the best revenge
Love will always be all you need”

A very lively session conducted by MSSI Hyderabad Chapter on 18th August 2019.

We all gathered and laughed away our tensions and worries with Mr. Om Seth, The Laughter Yoga Therapist.

It was indeed a hilarious session where highly enthusiastic MSPS got energized enjoyed every bit and learned many laughter therapies which made one point very clear that being happy is very important.

Human race has one really effective weapon and that is laughter.

MS Youth Meeting

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All those long-forgotten college-days’ fun and laughs, crazy chit-chats,
eating off others’ plates, giggling over one’s own traits,
a Meet where everyone could be and behave how they are
without hesitation, without embarrassment, without judgement,
within a beautiful comfort zone inspiring each other, promising to be there for one another,
feeling light sharing away plight,

MS Youth Meet – was a perfect retreat
from being ‘Everyday warriors’ to ‘Cheerful partners’ and to
Reassure “We are not alone” and
Reaffirm “Together we are growing Stronger”!!