In the early 1980s we began as a support group, working as part of the Mississippi Chapter of the National M. S. Society, giving peer support to each other. As topics came up about the needs of our group, we realized the National’s primary goals were in research. This is so important, and we appreciate their hard work in this area, however, we saw a need locally. We began to realize there was another area that should be addressed. Some of our members were having difficulty meeting their financial needs.
In 1993 we became a registered charity in the state of Mississippi, as the Mississippi Gulf Coast Multiple Sclerosis Society, serving MSers along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. There are no salaries. We are all volunteers--our motto is “MSers helping MSers”. The primary goal of this organization is to help MSers and their caregivers.
I'm sorry it's been so long since I've been in touch, things have been busy around the Yost household. My husband, Freddie, has gotten a diagnosis that requires more of my attention right now. So if you try to reach me and I don't answer please call one of the other Board members or leave a message on my phone. That will be the best way to get the help you might need quicker.
I hope you all have stayed warm the last couple of days. This weather has been one for the books this year, right?
Well, stay safe, continue to wear a mask when out and about...as for the vaccine, I have not heard from Dr. Burks yet, but the National M.S Society suggests that there's more danger in not getting the vaccine for MSers. Be sure to check with your Neurologist before making a decision for yourself.
We are still waiting for the Library to open up the meeting room to have our meetings again. We will have lots of room to social distance during the meeting. I miss seeing all of you and can't wait to meet again so you can share how your have been spending your time at home. I must admit I have let some things slide lately and haven't done any art work at all...unbelievable with all this free time.
Keep in touch. If you need help call one of the Board members or for those with computers send an email. Remember we are on Facebook (please go there & "like" us) and our website MississippiGulfCoastMultipleSclerosissociety.org
God bless each of you,
Sheila - 228-596-0525
Marilyn - 228-424-7374
Sharon - 228-806-4523
Bonnie - 228-324-3569