Symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) vary widely from person to person, but one symptom affects as much as 80 percent of people living the condition—fatigue. MS-related fatigue can be minor, interfering only intermittently with a person’s daily life, or it can be debilitating, causing a person to have to leave work or school. The... Read more
When looking for activities outside of your regular school or work routine, sports tend to be the answer for many. However, sports can often be too strenuous for people living with MS. Instead, activities requiring less energy may be a better option.
At the beginning of my sophomore year of high school, I decided to join... Read more
From childhood through her career, Susan Braden had always been the “go girl,” someone who moved fast and got things done. But MS changed all that.
It took a while, but, through meditation, Susan came to realize that she couldn’t beat the condition, but she could learn to embrace it. She sat... Read more
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I absolutely hate the concept of “good enough.”
Growing up, I learned several things: take care and pride in the things that you do, pay attention to details, follow established or recommended procedures, but be creative and flexible enough to find more efficient and effective ways of accomplishing tasks. In... Read more
This is a tough question, as there is no easy answer.
The harsh reality is that people living with MS are often left out of social situations no matter how hard they try to be involved. I am currently in my senior year of high school. Midterms are next week, and to date, I have attended approximately 12 days of school. I... Read more