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Marie Nitke/FOCUS Colleen Sazama (left) of Dent and Mary Chase of Richville are working to raise awareness of MS in the Perham area. This week is MS Awareness Week.

Friends share battle against Multiple Sclerosis

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Mary Chase of Richville went to bed one night feeling fine; she awoke in the morning feeling numb from her neck to her toes.

It was that fast and unpredictable.


And it was terrifying for her.

When doctors diagnosed Chase with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), "I was really scared," she said. "I thought, 'this is it.'"

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