Miss America Hopeful Ramsey Carpenter Uses Platform to Raise MS Awareness

Originally Posted on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Miss Kentucky, Ramsey Carpenter, who has MS made the top 12 finalist list and the favorite contestants list at the 2015 Miss America competition.  This July a young woman with multiple sclerosis, a passion for fiddle-playing, and dreams of teaching and spreading MS awareness, took the crown as Miss Kentucky. Ramsey Carpenter, putting her in the running for the 2015 Miss America Pageant. Though Ramsey did not take home the Miss America crown, she did make the top 12 finalist list and the favorite contestants list. In her role as Miss Kentucky, where she won a $2000 scholarship, Ramsey still hopes to take her passion and personal story into the national spotlight to spread MS awareness, and—the ultimate goal—find the cause and cure for the disease.

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Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.