Carol's story


Carol Cooke

Carol Cooke AM, is a triple gold-medallist Paralympian who was born and bred in Toronto, Canada and lives with the daily challenge of multiple sclerosis.

After fulfilling a life-long dream of serving in the Toronto Police Force in Canada, Carol felt like she had it all - an exciting and fulfilling career and for a period of time, work in the undercover drug squad... Read more

Jessica's story

  Jessica Gray

The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis seven years ago was no surprise to Jessica Gray, who had been struggling with health problems for some time. Her gut instinct told her there was something seriously wrong when she experienced paralysis from the waist down, so when the diagnosis was confirmed, it was not a shock, but a relief.

After a number of years, and a misdiagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome, an MRI finally gave a 24 year old Jessica an answer - in vivid black and white. Her devoted husband threw in his job to care for Jessica during a severe relapse and a very dark time in her life... Read more



Stephen P

Stephen's story

At 12 years of age Stephen Papadopoulos sat in a classroom listening to a presentation about the MS Readathon™, not knowing that just a few years later, at 16, his first MS symptoms would appear.
“I’ve been living with pain for the past 10 years which consists of sharp stabbing pains throughout my body, pins and needles in my hands and feet, a burning sensation over the right side of my body, and pain down my legs, at the back of my neck and in the base of my spine,” says Stephen... Read more



Steven Van Ruyven

Steve's story

Steven is back on the bike for the 2018 MS Melbourne Cycle as one of our official event ambassadors!..

This will be Steven’s 3rd year as event ambassador and 8th year participating in the MS Melbourne Cycle... Read more




Tim Ryan

Tim's story

Tim Ryan has been a long-time supporter of MS events, having participated in the MS Melbourne Cycle for the last two years and the MS Walk and Fun Run for over eight years.

Tim was brought up in rural Bairnsdale and lived life for the love of sport from a very early age... Read more

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