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Local teacher with MS gets support for students and staff

Local teacher with MS gets support for students and staff

Posted: Apr 20, 2018 7:20 PM
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 10:43 PM

NORA SPRINGS, Iowa- With the annual Walk MS event taking place at Southbridge mall on Saturday, one local educator is getting a little extra support on Friday when over 100 students and staff showed up to school wearing the color orange.

Jenn Schmidt is a para at Central Springs Elementary and Middle School in Nora Springs. Schmidt was diagnosed with the disease 3 year ago.

She said she tried to keep the condition a secret from students, but figured out it can be a good learning tool for the kids as well.

“The more information you give them the more they understand,” she said. “They pick up on a lot more than I would think sometimes.”

MS is a disease where the immune system attacks parts of the nervous system causing various struggles for those with the disease.

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