Guest Post: A Message from MuckFest MS Boston’s Team Hope Charlestown NH
By Garry Welch
On May 20th, Team Hope Charlestown NH will be participating in our fifth MuckFest® MS Boston. Three of our members have done all five events. However, this year we have a special team member, our daughter Tammy Perham, who was diagnosed with MS in 2005. Although Tammy has been to all the other MuckFest MS events, she has never done them due to her struggles with MS. She has always felt bad that her family and friends have endured the mud and the obstacles to fight MS when she couldn’t do it herself.
So, this year we decided to change that. We signed Tammy up with Team Hope Charlestown NH and she will be starting with us in the 9:20 wave at MuckFest MS Boston. She may only be able to do a couple of obstacles at the beginning, then rest and wait for the rest of the team, then maybe a couple at the end, but at least she will be part of the team. She was so excited when she got her bandana and she looks forward to getting muddy, fighting MS along with the rest of her team.
Team Hope Charlestown NH is named after the MS support group Tammy started almost 11 years ago. Tammy, like so many others with this horrible disease, struggles with the symptoms every day, and she knows there will be a “price to pay” for her participation in MuckFest MS, but we haven’t seen her this excited about anything in a long time. No matter how far she can go or how many obstacles she can do, her team will make sure she gets good and muddy.