Frito Lay Family Teams Up With National MS Society

KILLINGLY, Conn. – Several weeks before his 21st birthday, Jonathan Benson noticed what he thought was a pulled hamstring. Just a few months later, he had no control of his right leg.

To make matters worse, Benson did not have health insurance. Although he was recently promoted to a part-time position at a Frito Lay factory, he needed full-time status to obtain coverage. So, as Benson’s limp developed into a drop foot and his vision deteriorated, he began working five days a week instead of three.

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‘Wild Women’ Armed For Fight Against MS

COLEBROOK, Conn. – Women Gone Wild is back by popular demand and participants are armed and ready for the fight against MS, literally. On Sunday, June 7, women will learn outdoor activities such as riflery, archery and skeet shooting.

The event, hosted by the Northwest Connecticut Sportsmen’s Association (NWCSA) in Colebrook, is for women interested in learning about the outdoors. Last year 11 courses were offered, including fly fishing, trap shooting, hiking, tracking and self defense.

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Hurricanes Of Hope To Wreak Havoc On MS

SIMSBURY, Conn. – As an early Mother’s Day present, two kids are supporting their mom’s fight against multiple sclerosis in a new way. Terry Bridges’ two youngest children, Renee, 13, and Sam, 12, started their own Walk MS team in honor of their mom who has lived with MS for the past five years. They are the Hurricanes of Hope.

The brother-sister duo chose a hurricane to represent their team not only because it reflects their mom’s fight against MS, but also because it is their school mascot at Henry James Memorial Middle School in Simsbury.

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