Multiple SclerosisLetters

Letter to the Media from an MS Patient

Why portraying a real picture of MS is important

Person reading a newspaper.
    When creating a character who is also a patient, just remember that they’re still real people, not just sick shells of people. They will still have hobbies, love interests, goals, and for the love of Anette Funicello, they will still be happy at times.
    Jackie Zimmerman

    Jackie Zimmerman


    Jackie Zimmerman is a multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis patient and the founder of Girls With Guts. Since diagnosis, she has blogged her IBD journey at Blood, Poop, and Tears. Jackie has worked hard to become a strong voice in the patient advocacy community. In her free time (what free time?!) she spends time with her two rescue pups, her husband Adam and plays roller derby. She’s online @JackieZimm.