Welcome to our appeal page, I'm George, the co-founder and CEO of Shift.ms. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2004 and started the charity in 2009.
When I was first diagnosed, one of the biggest challenges I faced was finding people who understood what I was going through. The online community was an opportunity to meet far more people and for me, connecting with other MSers was a lifeline.
I started Shift.ms so MSers who are diagnosed today have a safe community where they can connect and learn from others living with MS.
80% of people with MS have experienced isolation. That's two million worldwide which is mind-blowing and heartbreaking. We know there is more we can do.
We're building an app so more people can benefit from easy access, fast, 1 to 1 support. When people need connection most, the MS community will be just one tap away.
In our 2023 impact report, 86% of Shift.ms members said they felt supported and encouraged by their peers. The evidence is clear: connection is transformative.
Read our full impact report here.
Your donation will ensure Shift.ms is there when people need the community most.
Please donate whatever you can by tapping 'Donate now'. Thank you.