Missoulians Walk for a Cause

Posted at 12:21 PM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-19 20:08:57-04

MISSOULA – Multiple Sclerosis affects the nerves, making it hard for many people to see and walk.

Colleen Hansen volunteered at the walk on Saturday.

Her son, Eamon, was diagnosed two weeks after he graduated college. She says that it was hard on the family, but it’s easier to talk about now.

“He came to Missoula to go through the rehab at Providence St. Pats. It’s no longer in business in the
rehabilitation, but that was a wonderful first step. And then he met, Courtney…is his significant others name. He met her while he was actually in a nursing facility. And so they live together and she has two children.”

Eamon graduated from Carroll College in 2005 and then worked for Gov. Brian Schweitzer and
the Department of Labor until his disabilities became too much. He says he came to the walk to support
his mom.

“I know a lot of people with MS and the place I go to work out — New Directions — I’ve met a lot of people, and they’re all very nice people.”

Walk MS is a national organization that has raised more than $1 billion while Missoulians raised about $6,000 for MS research.