October 2014

Newsletter Editor:  Jody Bukacek

Meeting Sunday, October 19, 2014  –  2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

St Stephens Presbyterian Church 2424 NW 50th  (NW 50th & Villa)  (Map)

Special information on Oct 19th A.T.O.M.S. meeting!

Our guest this Sunday from 2:30-4:00 pm is Jason Klassen, Coordinator of Programs and Services for the Oklahoma office of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). As Sharleen Dupee did for many years, Jason will update us on the MS Connections program that supports self-help groups across the country.

A special part of his presentation will be recognizing individuals who recently received scholarships from the NMSS. MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. The Society’s scholarship program exists to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of earning a college education. Support offered is more than just financial; the Society facilitates connections between the scholars, offering peer support, volunteer and mentoring opportunities.

Four scholarship recipients will join us with their family and friends. Two of these scholarships were funded by the Linda Chance Memorial Scholarship, right out of OKC with the continuing support of Jody Bukacek. One of the Scholars was selected as a Top Scholar by the National MS Society. She is just one of 13 in the Nation to receive this award!

Please join us this Sunday to welcome Jason Klassen, these scholarship recipients and their families to our ATOMS meeting.

The new nurse navigator for Teva is starting an educational program on Copaxone and symptom management. The first program will be held on Oct 29th at 6 PM at the Cambria Suites, 4410 SW 19th. (Map) For reservations call 1-800-887-8100. As affiliates with the NMSS, we are not endorsing any specific medication as this is a decision to be made between you and your doctor.

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Our Holiday party will be held on Dec 7th and catered again by Chip. Costs and details are still being worked out and you can let me know if you will be attending.