There are 67 members at the ARMSS currently. The number is growing, and the ARMSS is yet to incorporate the other 16 regions as its members.
Today, the ARMSS members are Russian regional MS societies and groups legally registered according to the law. These members, all located in Russia, i.e. ARMSS branches, are in the regions, territories, cities and towns as follows
It is already not for the first time the Samara Society and the Samara Regional Societies of the disables people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) participate in the events of the World MS Day – the day of struggle against MS (WMSD), which was founded by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF). This Day is on the latest Wednesday of May.
The aim of this event is not only to tell people about such a terrible disease, as MS, that affects the nervous system of young people, often making them the wheelchair disabled people, but also to develop and to show sympathy and understanding of the difficulties of the life with such a disease, there is no treatment of it and nobody is insured from it.
On 11 September 2012, the State Facility for rehabilitation of young disabled people ‘Bereza’ welcomed the Third All-Russian Thematic Rally, which became a three-week home for young people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
The rally got together advanced, life-loving, creative, positively-thinking, young, cheerful persons, who do all to struggle for their health, to maintain and improve the quality of the active part of their being and to give a helping hand to their neighbour in need and trouble.
In Samara, a new centre of rehabilitation for the families of people with MS has just opened. Many of these people cannot get about without someone helping them. They use wheelchairs, and it results in social restrictions. The centre will be the place for them to do exercise therapy, Yoga, conduct practical training lessons. While the disease being talked about, parents need to be parents. ‘My family lives to the fullest’, says Yelena Anufrieva.
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