In 2019, we faced a new reality. Gustavo, after several tests, a period of hospitalization and a whirlwind of emotions, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

A reality that clearly none of us would want, but simply, there are things that we do not have the power to decide or choose.

Today, we can only face each day with the claw that has grown in us and with our heads always held high.

If there are things that we cannot choose, there are others that are entirely in our hands, and giving part of the Wine Shop's recipes to this institution is one of our ways of fighting and showing that we are here with our heads held high and together for whatever it takes and come! Ever!

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The Portuguese Society for Multiple Sclerosis (SPEM), created in 1984, has the mission of contributing to the improvement of the living conditions of patients with Multiple Sclerosis, their families and caregivers.

 

SPEM develops its activity in different, but complementary areas of action:

 

• Intervenes with public authorities and competent bodies, especially in the areas of health and social protection, for an efficient support to patients and access to therapies;

• Provides integrated and multidisciplinary support, through specialized responses in social intervention and rehabilitation;

• Promotes information, awareness and empowerment of patients, families, caregivers and civil society in relation to the disease and its impact.

 

The Society is present from North to South of the country, reaching more and more people affected by Multiple Sclerosis. At international level, it ensures the representation of Portugal in the European Platform of EM (EMSP) and in the International Federation of EM (MSIF).

SPEM is a Private Institution of Social Solidarity (IPSS) recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization of People with Disabilities (ONGPD) and Association for the Defense of Health Users (ADUS).

 

This is a chronic, inflammatory and degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system. It often appears between the ages of 20 and 40, which has a huge impact on patients' family and professional lives. In Portugal, it is estimated that there are around 8 thousand people with Multiple Sclerosis.

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