BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- It's estimated that hundreds of thousands of Americans go through the daily struggle of living with multiple sclerosis. MS, which attacks the central nervous system, can cause ailments that include paralysis and loss of vision. Now staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center are looking to provide better treatment to many Mainers fighting the disease.
EMMC launched its MS Care treatment program over the summer. That was in response to requests and fundraising efforts by MS patients and their families.
The center is located at the EMMC Healthcare Mall on Union Street. It offers many services for MS patients, including prescription treatments as well as physical and speech therapy. Doctors say in the past patients have had to go to several locations to get those same services.
Directors say so far about 60 people are seeking services at MS Care. Its supporters say they're still looking for about $1.6 million donations to keep the program going into the future.