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Kelowna dad blogger selected as MS Read-a-Thon ambassador

Dale Allen Berg has become an ambassador for the 2021 MS Read-a-Thon.
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February 07, 2021 - 12:30 PM

A Kelowna blogger and dad to three kids with special needs has been selected as national ambassador for the MS Read-a-Thon which is happening until the end of February.

Dale Allen Berg was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2019 two months after his youngest son was diagnosed with autism and only days after his two-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that will likely leave her without the ability to talk or walk for the rest of her life, according to an MS Society of Canada news release. 

Since then, Berg has become an advocate for all three disorders through public speaking and on his award-winning blog.

“I love to tell stories and share my experiences - both good and bad - in hopes that they will inspire or encourage others who are possibly facing the same challenges,” Berg said in the news release.

While Berg is in relatively good physical health, he said it’s more the mental battle he struggles with.

“As if 2019 wasn’t hard enough on me watching all of my kids receive special needs diagnoses, 2020 hits and throws us all into isolation and quarantine. It’s been the loneliest year of my life.” 

This is the primary reason Berg agreed to be an ambassador. 

The money raised from this Read-a-Thon fundraiser will go towards making people living with MS feel less alone.  The one-to-one peer support program connects people affected by MS with someone who can support them through their experiences with MS and is important to making them feel less alone.

MS Read-a-Thon inspires children and their families to read, fundraise and create a million epic adventures for one incredible cause.

For more information and to register your child, visit the MS Society's website.

MS Read-a-Thon inspires kids to read as much as they can, all for an incredible cause. The rules are simple. Read whatever you like, as much as you can, until February 28.

 


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