Nearly every weekend throughout the year, there’s a high likelihood of spotting Yvette Brisco sitting cage side at an MMA event in some corner of California, but her daily fight with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) goes unnoticed by most.
On April 14, 2018, fight fans, as well as anyone else interested in bolstering awareness of MS, can fit their roadwork into Brisco’s upcoming fundraiser, which is entitled: Walk MS: Central Valley 2018. The Senior Inspector for C.A.M.O (California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization) has revealed her personal struggle of suffering with MS. As a special guest on Episode 104 of the @norcalfightmma Podcast (link here), she detailed the damaging toll such a disease takes on the human body, “Your brain sends these signals out via the nerve, and if they [the signals] can’t get there or go the wrong way, then it negatively impacts what your body is doing or what your brain is doing. You can have physical symptoms, but you can also have cognitive symptoms.” Brisco continued, “MS has one of the highest rates of depression of any disease…It can affect your mobility; it can affect any function of your body. Every function of your body happens because your brain sends a signal and tells it to do it.”
By striding alongside Brisco at Walk MS: Central Valley 2018 or simply delivering donations to her campaign from the comfort of home (link here), the combination could supply scientists the resources necessary to wave off their arduous battle with discovering a cure for MS.