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The friends of Steve Johnson are uniting in force to raise money to help battle MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Please show your support!

Steve Johnson is one of the most amazing and gracious people I have ever met and is one of the closest friends I have ever known. And Steve suffers from one of the more advanced forms of Multiple Sclerosis, also known as MS. He has fought this battle for almost half his life and continues to refuse to give up even after 25 years of watching his condition progress to agonizingly total disability.

Over the last few years, we have done our best to support Steve and try to help bring awareness to what he deals with on a daily basis. If you don't know what MS is, please take a moment to look it up on the web and read about it to get a better understanding of what these people have to deal with everyday. To date, there is no cure for MS and unfortunately it does not receive the same degree of funding that other more well-known causes receive and we are tying to help increase that awareness.

This is why every September, at the Mt. Vernon Park, we have an MS Walk for a Cure. We put together Team SteveO and go out and raise as much money as possible to put towards trying to find a cure for our dear friend who suffers from horrific pain and many other awful symptoms and lives life from a wheelchair with currently no hope for a cure..... and we just have to change that for Steve and the others who suffer from the devastating effects of MS!

Steve has to work unbelievably hard every single day just to get through and endure it and yet he still has goals that he also works very very hard to try to achieve and although he fails more than he succeeds he continues to amaze us by continuing to try - just recently he stood to hold his wife in his arms for her birthday and gently sway to the music they danced to when they were young and falling in love and there wasn't a dry eye in the packed house. He had been working very hard for months to surprise his wife.... just to be able to stand and hold her again for just those 4 short minutes.

And his next goal is to walk, even if it's only 3 or 4 feet, with the aid of crutches and family & friends at his side at this year's MS Walk & I'm betting he will do it! And this is the same guy who spent most of his life doing for and helping others and his community in every way he could to make a difference that would last forever and he succeeded far beyond what most people would dare to even dream about.... and now we want to help make a difference for him. His courage and strength inspires all who know him.

We are asking for your pledges/donations to help us show Steve that he is not alone in his battle and give him some hope, all while helping and doing our part in the race to find a cure for MS once and for all. Every dollar adds up and makes a real difference. Please help us help Steve in the race for a cure for MS.

Thank you in advance for your interest in helping with this very important cause. Please pass this URL on to your friends and family and use your Facebook page to help us spread the word - let's get involved and Make A Difference! http://www.giveforward.com/teamsteveo

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