Last week I was very pleased to be invited to officially welcome the yacht Oceans of Hope to Darling Harbour on World MS Day.
Oceans of Hope is a beautiful yacht with an amazing crew of people with MS and professional sailors that are circumnavigating the globe.
Sailing on the open seas is not for the faint hearted, and I can only imagine the daily challenges that the captain and crew face.
My experience with MS is quite personal, as I have a close family member with MS and I am very aware of the daily challenges that come with that disease.
The thing that makes the Oceans of Hope experience so amazing is that it reflects the human spirit that embraces challenges and meets them head on. It is not only about the sailors, but it is also about the various activities that occur in order to meet the needs of a wide variety of MS patients.
I believe that the captain and crew of this voyage will enjoy their time in Sydney before heading out to sea again next week to make their way up the coast to Darwin.
Welcoming Oceans of Hope to Darling Harbour has also provided a great opportunity to raise awareness about MS, helping people understand what is possible in the future, and explaining how people can be empowered.
This voyage and everything that it represents is both amazing and inspirational for all who are involved.
You can find out more about Oceans of Hope here.