Helping Others to Understand

“I’m exhausted.” “Oh, me too! I know exactly how you feel! I went to bed really late and haven’t had my coffee yet!” How many times have you been stumped in describing how you’re feeling, simply because you don’t know how to respond in a way in which a non-MSer can relate? We sometimes use metaphors like spoons …

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Care That’s Personalized for You

Receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can be frightening. I know firsthand—I was diagnosed in 2013 shortly after I turned 29. I worried about my future and mourned for my past.The disease comes in several forms with many manifestations. Much like our varied symptoms, people living with MS embark on different journeys. But while our …

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Say “YES” To YOU!

I’ll never forget him in his ill-fitting trench coat and his cartoonish large head towering over us, just a bunch of wide-eyed, snot-covered children at Tonawanda Elementary School. His name was Officer McGruff, the Crime Dog. He pointed his furry finger at us while an accompanying, un-costumed police officer warned us against the dangers of …

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