Golden group looking to help people deal with multiple sclerosis

When someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis it is helpful to have people to talk to, according to Golden resident Chris Hambruch.

  • Nov. 27, 2012 1:00 p.m.

When someone is diagnosed with a disease like multiple sclerosis it is helpful to have people to talk to, according to Golden resident Chris Hambruch.

Hambruch is looking to find out if there is an interest in forming an MS support group in Golden.

Hambruch was diagnosed with MS in 1982 and at the time there was a support group in Golden.

“Several years ago when I was first diagnosed there was an MS support group in town and we got together on a regular basis,” he said. “I know I have had enquiries from different people over the past couple of months to see if there was a group in town. This has motivated me to see if there are enough people to even sit down once a month and talk,” he said.

Hambruch explained that it was a great help for him to be able to talk to people with MS and their families back when he first received the news of his diagnoses.

“This would be for people who have been newly diagnosed and are looking for information and to talk about things that are happening,” he said. “It is a disease which causes people to have different reactions. This could help give people the chance to know there are others who have gone through what is happening, and shed a little bit of light on what they are feeling.”

Hambruch added the meetings could also be attended by families as well as those people with MS. If you would like to talk to Hambruch about the group feel free to call 250-344-2864 or email hambruchc@gmail.com.

 

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