I find MS a blessing as everything in life has a reason and there is a reason that MS entered my life, perhaps simply to bring knowledge, support and assistance to others who live with MS and aren’t strong enough to challenge it. I stand by them and I challenge MS for them, for I will take every stride one by one and every day as a new and another.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is usually diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 31, a time when we are starting our careers, starting a family and making plans for the future. What does it mean to someone, to the way they live their life and their expectations of the future, to be diagnosed with a chronic […]
When diagnosed with MS after seven years of illness, Netherlands’ native Reni De Boer was never going to let MS, anger, or a sense of injustice get the better of her. Now aged 32, Reni is releasing a book – Stuk!– on World MS Day 2012 about living with MS [and, has become somewhat of […]
After being diagnosed at age 22, George’s resolve to fulfil a childhood dream to travel the world only increased, especially after feeling envious of hearing the trips taken by friends without MS. “There is no question that being diagnosed with MS made me more determined to travel the world and make it happen, and to make it happen soon. It was then a question of saving up the money, finding the right time in my career and hoping my health would play along,”
I hadn’t been living with MS for long, when I began to realise it didn’t play by rules. In fact, it seemed there weren’t many certainties at all. Sometimes this brought good news: the disease might not be very disabling and there could be good, stable periods. But there was no guarantee of this. Soon after my diagnosis in 2010, I began to realise that I wasn’t able to predict what might happen tomorrow or five years from now.