I heard from Turnersville Service Manager Joe Gabriele that his store was rocked by news that the wife of Assistant Manager Bob Hughes, Tara, was just diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The disease interferes with the transmission of nerve signals between the brain, spinal cord and other parts of the body, and can lead to a number of unpredictable neurological and physical issues. At this time there is no treatment that can cure MS, but new drugs can help patients manage some of the primary symptoms. However, prescription medications for MS are extremely expensive: a recent study finds that the cost for MS drugs averages $60,000 a year.
To help Bob and Tara manage the sudden financial burdens of her diagnosis, Joe has created a crowdfunding site for people to help. Please consider showing support for the Hughes family.