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OVERWHELMED: Wagga woman Amanda Norman was speechless with the turnout for the world record attempt. Picture: Kieren L TillyThey call multiple sclerosis the “invisible” disease because it’s hard to tell who is affected by it, but on Saturday the city put a human face to the illness that impactsthousands of Australians.
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It was a show of support for Wagga woman Amanda Norman, who will fly to Russia later this year to undergo radical but “life changing” stem cell treatment.

“I don’t know what to say,” Ms Norman said, holding back tears. “I’m lost for words. Where do you even begin to thank people?”

A pillar of strength | Photos Cassie Sutton, 12, at Wagga’s world record attempt at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Adam Franks, 9, and Wendy Franks at Wagga’s world record attempt at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

John Curtis, of Mudlarks Pottery and Ceramics, at Wagga’s world record attempt at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Sienna Heffernan, 5, at Wagga’s world record attempt at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

James Sutton and Brooke Lunch, 8, at Wagga’s world record attempt at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Thomas Sutton, 11, Amber Lynch, 13, and Jack Lynch, 11, at Wagga’s world record attempt at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Beth Anschaw, Olivia Anschaw, 13 months, and Gabbie Anschaw, 10, at Wagga’s world record attempt at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Rocco Hadrill, 2, and Layla Haddrill, 4, at Wagga’s world record attempt at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Jessica Martin, 14, at Wagga’s world record attempt at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Amy Martin, 12, at Wagga’s world record attempt at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Spectators show off their paper hats at Wagga’s world record attempt at Bolton Park. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

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