Mark Elisha was just 24 when he found out he had multiple sclerosis. He thought everything would work out okay, because when you're young you expect things to get better.
But they didn't get better. Within five years Mark had lost the job he loved, his mobility and independence. Trapped at home in his parent's house, he might well have lost all motivation and hope, were it not for Multiple Sclerosis Limited's MS Peer Support Program.
MS Peer Support helps bring people living with multiple sclerosis together. By offering opportunities to connect via the phone, the internet and in person with others who truly understand the challenges of the disease. The service is a source of care, comfort and companionship for hundreds of vulnerable Australians every year.
It's helped Mark find hope when he had lost his way, and friendship when he felt alone. And now that he's been trained as a Phone Support Peer himself, it's also given him a new purpose in life.
Like so many services run by Multiple Sclerosis Limited, MS Peer Support relies on donations from people like you to continue. Please donate a gift to Multiple Sclerosis Limited today, and help us ensure people like Mark never have to shoulder the lifelong burden of multiple sclerosis alone.