Getting emails from our extended Daily Concepts’ family always makes our day. Recently, we received a letter from Carol Vida, which melted our hearts.
You and Daily Concepts have given me the joy of daily grooming once again. My caregiver is the one who set things up in the bathroom for me and took the photos for you to see, so I can truly share my joy.
Having Multiple Sclerosis is quite a challenge when it involves the simplest of tasks. Because of Daily Concepts’ products, no one will need to step in the shower to scrub my back, feet, legs, etc.
I have enough products to sample and enjoy, as they’ve been placed strategically around the shower.
I joyfully embrace all you have done. My heart is full of gratitude.
I must go now because I’m anxiously ready to wash my own back (smile).
Oh! And that little pink thing displayed has been put out to pasture.
With sincere appreciation,
Thank YOU, Carol! We’re so glad Daily Concepts’ products have made a difference in your life.
And for those of you unfamiliar with Multiple Sclerosis, here’s a start in terms of information from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The exact antigen — or target that the immune cells are sensitized to attack — remains unknown, which is why MS is considered by many experts to be “immune-mediated” rather than “autoimmune.”
- Within the CNS, the immune system attacks myelin — the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers — as well as the nerve fibers themselves.
- The damaged myelin forms scar tissue (sclerosis), which gives the disease its name.
- When any part of the myelin sheath or nerve fiber is damaged or destroyed, nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain and spinal cord are distorted or interrupted, producing a wide variety of symptoms.
- The disease is thought to be triggered in a genetically susceptible individual by a combination of one or more environmental factors.
- People with MS typically experience one of four disease courses, which can be mild, moderate or severe.
To learn more, visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org.