Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award for Emerging Leader Recipient!

Written by on January 27th, 2015 – 1 Comment

KaylaThe MS Society and Someone Like Me would like to congratulate Kayla McLaughlin on receiving the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award for Emerging Leader! This prestigious national award is for new volunteers whose volunteer contributions made or are making a positive difference in their communities.

In 2007 Kayla was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the relatively young age of 18. Since then she has taken on the disease, for both herself and the other 3500 Saskatchewan residents living with MS. Kayla has been an active and vibrant volunteer in the MS community. Over the past three years, she has engaged with the MS Society as both a fundraising team leader and a volunteer. Kayla organizes her friends, family, and co-workers to ride in the MS Bike Tour (Saskatoon to Waskesiu) each year, raising money for MS research. She participates in the MS Society Saskatoon Chapter as a member of the Board of Directors, is a volunteer for the fundraising committee, has served as a peer support leader for youth at MS Summer Camp providing a positive role model for youth impacted by MS, and speaks at numerous public education events.

Please join us in congratulating Kayla for this amazing accomplishment. To read her full story and hear about more of her volunteer achievements please visit the link below!

http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/2014-national-awards#Kayla

One Response

  1. “As a person with MS, she understands the importance of positive thinking and turning potentially devastating situations into amazing life experiences.”

    That is it in a nutshell! You can either allow MS or NMO to mow you down or you can choose to use your skills and energy to join (or even lead) the fight. By serving others, you will enhance your ability to cope. You may be changed by these diseases, but you don’t have to be reduced by them. GOOD for you Kayla! Congratulations!

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