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The following article was posted on May 1st, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 40 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 40

May God have mercy on Annette Funicello

Morro Bay

By Scott C. Presnal

In reading about the sad death and passing of Annette Funicello, a former Mouseketeer and actress, due to the complications of MS, it made me realize how much important now to find a cure to this devastating, life-taking disease.
Annette had progressive multiple sclerosis, meaning that her symptoms kept on coming and became elevated and worse over a period of a long time. I also hope that God shown his mercy on this beloved Disney legend, that she would be in heaven no longer suffering MS. (That she accepted Jesus into her heart, before her death.)
MS affects 350,000 Americans in the United States, unknown number in the world, and two-thirds of the sufferers are women, and the age in which a male or female can have that disease is between 20 and 50. There are four different types of MS that I have gathered the facts on my personal computer via the Internet.
In closing, my heart just breaks over Annette Funicello’s death, and we will greatly miss her, but I am hoping on having research done to treat the other people that have MS, and improve their lives with newfound treatments that can save lives, rather destroy them.