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Jayne’s story

Jayne England was just 27 when a pain in her lower back developed into numbness on her left side.

Her chiropractor sent her straight to the doctor where a scan revealed lesions on her brain.

“They thought I’d had a mini stroke or MS. My symptoms worsened, so I was sent to hospital where I had a series of tests and an MRI. Within 48 hours, I had my diagnosis.”

Jayne was already married and a mother of two small children – Joshua aged four and Kayla aged two. She didn’t know what this meant for her family’s future.

“I felt numb, scared and in denial. Surely this can’t be happening to me?”

Twelve years on and Jayne plans her days around her health and symptoms. It is hard to function on days when she is struggling with fatigue, constant pain, and insomnia. Even hanging out the washing and preparing dinner can take hours as she cannot stand for long periods and needs to rest.

Help from her family has enabled her to raise two wonderful teenagers. It also helped run her own successful business and become a determined advocate and active fundraiser for MS services, support and research.

Jayne now sits on the Menzies’ Consumer and Community Reference Committee. She is also the Chair of the TAS MS-Community Engagement Council, which consults and advises on issues affecting people with MS. This involvement has allowed her to see first-hand the incredible research being done into MS, including its possible causes, treatments, and improvements in the management of the disease.

Looking to the future, Jayne hopes for a cure. Until that time comes, she will continue to do what she can to make a difference for others living with MS.

Your gift will help us continue our world-leading research into MS and our other priority research areas.

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To mail a donation to Menzies, download and complete our donation form and mail to:
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Private Bag 23
Hobart Tasmania 7000

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To donate by phone, please free call 1800 638 124 or 03 6226 7700 (9am to 5pm, Monday - Friday).

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University of Tasmania
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17 Liverpool Street
Hobart Tasmania 7000

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Workplace Giving enables you to make regular donations from your pre-tax pay, resulting in an automatic tax reduction. Giving from pre-tax income also means donations cost you less, while Menzies receives the full benefit. By making regular payments, our researchers can plan better for the future. Every dollar donated to Menzies goes directly to medical research. To find out more or to set-up a workplace giving arrangement complete the workplace giving form.


Workplace Giving is unique in its ability to bring together employees, employers and the charities they choose to support. It is living proof that small change can make a big difference and deliver significant benefits to the community. View our fact sheet on workplace giving.

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