MS is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults and an estimated 100,000 people in the UK have MS.
MS is the result of damage to myelin â€“ the protective sheath surrounding nerve fibres of the central nervous system â€“ which interferes with messages between the brain and the body.
For some people, MS is characterised by periods of relapse and remission while for others it has a progressive pattern.
Symptoms range from loss of sight and mobility, fatigue, depression and cognitive problems. There is no cure and few effective treatments.
"I really wanted to do something to help the MS Society and this was the best way for me to highlight how debilitating this disease can be; hopefully the film will be useful for many years to come.
"The disease has affected my family in a terrible way; we all deeply miss my younger sister who had progressive MS and hope that some kind of cure can be found in the near future.
"Thankfully I had a great bunch of people supporting and helping me in the making of this film, especially Di Tansey and Rachel Foley at Irish International BBDO; Gavin Little at Echolab; and a whole host of folk at Aardmans in Bristol (who really are too numerous to mention)."
Darren Robbie, Chopsy Animation
"Thereâ€™s currently no cure for MS, and to find one, more research is desperately needed. Become part of the bigger picture, pass it on and join the MS Register now."
Alan Carr, TV presenter and comedian, whose close friend Carolyn has MS
The MS Society (www.mssociety.org.uk) is the UK’s largest charity dedicated to supporting everyone whose life is touched by multiple sclerosis (MS), providing an award-winning freephone helpline (0808 800 8000), specialist MS nurses and funding around 70 vital MS research projects in the UK.
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