Multiple Sclerosis sufferer Julie Palich to ride 70km at 2018 MSWA Ocean Ride

Julie Palich.
Julie Palich.

MULTIPLE Sclerosis sufferer Julie Palich will ride 70km from Fremantle to Hillary’s as part of the ninth annual MSWA Ocean Ride this Sunday.

“Every time I get on my bike it reminds me that I have to keep pushing myself for as long I can – last year I completed my first 100km MSWA Ocean Ride in a personal best time,” Ms Palich, who has Relapsing Remitting MS, said.

The principal consultant at 360 Environmental who lives in Swanbourne said she had been living with MS for seven years.

She was living in Canada in 2011 with her husband and son when she started having sharp pains and hazy vision in her left eye.

“Uncertainty was the most disconcerting thing, as I was used to being in control in my life,” she said.

After her diagnosis, Julie took proactive measures to give herself the best chance of managing her symptoms through medication and changes to her diet and lifestyle.

The mother of one said the approach was successful and she had no further relapses since.

Ms Palich will complete the bike ride this weekend with six work colleagues.

She said her team, ‘360 Thousand Lemons’, had raised $4390 out of there goal of $10,000.

The money raised will be used to support West Australians living with MS and all neurological conditions.

To donate go to https://bit.ly/2qP4ldk.