Vicki, Community Member

Americans with Disabilities Act and MS: Question of the Week

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law more than 20 years ago. George H.W. Bush signed the bill in July of 1990. Do you think the ADA is a good law for those of us with disabilities? If yes, why? If no, why not? The ADA was wri...
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Trigeminal Neuralgia, MS and Me

I was brushing my teeth one morning with my electric toothbrush, just as I did every morning for years, and my life changed forever. Suddenly there was a shock in my mouth, as if there was a lightning storm on my teeth. I immediately dropped my tooth...
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Celebrities with Multiple Sclerosis: Neil Cavuto

Neil Cavuto is my MS hero. He lives with MS the way it should be done - with gusto. When asked for advice for other MSers, Neil Cavuto says, "All I can do is live my life to the fullest, and assure them they can too."* It wasn’t always tha...
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Can MS Be Cured?

A cure would stop MS in its tracks, prevent new symptoms, stop - not just slow - progression, and hopefully even reverse damage. There are four basic types of MS with all kinds of variations, and a real MS cure would address all of them. That is an a...
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Relapsing Remitting and Secondary Progressive MS: My Story

I have been living with MS for the last 30 years. Here is my personal story about the types of MS I have experienced during that time. For the first 15 years, I had Relapsing/Remitting MS (RRMS), and after that the type was Secondary Progressive (SPM...
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