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Students get lesson in experiencing MS

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Multiple sclerosis is an illness that attacks the central nervous system. It sometimes causes crippling conditions that are tough on anyone, but especially a teacher.

Parents of students in Lincoln Elementary teacher Kathy Glass's class recognized that. They wanted their children to know what Glass experienced when her symptoms were at their worst. Friday, kids put on blurry glasses and weighted vests and arm and leg bands so they could understand some of the problems Ms. Glass faces.

Kathy Glass said, "It teaches them an understanding of all handicaps, not just MS. We talked yesterday about sometimes my leg drags and I trip and empathy for others."

Colette Jenkins said "I think it's absolutely amazing because looking at the children learning at a very young age to identify some of the symptoms a lot of times that are silent and can go on for years and not realize that it's MS so I'm just really excited about the parents getting involved and helping the children learn more and more about MS."

This is MS awareness week. A community walk to raise money for research will be held March 28th at Darton College.

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