Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the body's central nervous system. Multiple sclerosis destroys the layer of insulation around nerve cells, leaving hard scar tissue known as plaque. MS also damages axons in the nervous system. Relapsing-Remitting and chronic progressive are the two main types of Multiple Sclerosis. MS is a degenerative disease that may lead to permanent disability.
With the news this week that Annette Funicello, actress and singer, died from complications of MS, awareness of multiple sclerosis is reaching more people throughout the country. Annette is well known and loved for her appearances as an original “Mousketeer” on the Disney’s original Mickey Mouse Club and in the popular teen…