BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Wednesday’s Birmingham Barons will include an extra celebration. If you attend the game and see a lot of orange, there’s a reason. Wednesday is World MS day, which is a time when people around the world help spread awareness of multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis is called a “prime of life” disease. It’s a chronic illness of the central nervous system.
“It affects people in different ways, some people may experience blindness, tingling, numbness, paralysis, it just depends,” said Aquilla Stanback. “People are typically diagnoses between the ages of 25 and 50.”
The disease is considered “prime of life” because during those ages, most people are starting a family and a career.
If you choose to attend the Barons game, be sure to wear orange in support of World MS Day as the Barons take on Chattanooga. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Regions Park.
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