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Patti and her son

Becoming a Mother When You Have an Incurable Disease

Patti was faced with a seemingly impossible decision: live in fear or live for right now. She chose today. What would you do?

Julie A. Fast

7 People Who Have Changed How We View Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar is still widely misunderstood. But these seven pioneers have made an impact and helped the public toward a better understanding.

David Lyons headshot.

Meet the Former Bodybuilder With MS Who Designs Fitness Programs With Patients Top of Mind

National Fitness Hall of Famer David Lyons shares how he manages his own multiple sclerosis and what drove him to help the MS community maintain mobility and independence.

Ashley Romereim with owl.

‘Internal TENS Unit’ Brings AS Pain Relief for This Former Powerlifter

Ashley Romereim has been taking oral pain medication for her ankylosing spondylitis since she was a teenager. Now, a surgically implanted spinal stimulator has reduced her low back pain and cut her oral pain meds in half.

Gustavo San Martin speaking for Amigos Múltiplos pela Esclerose.

How One Man Filled the Gap of Patient Education Around Multiple Sclerosis in Brazil

Get to know Gustavo San Martin, founder of Friends with Multiple Sclerosis and the mission behind his successful advocacy organization.

Alzheimers Authors showcasing their books.

Horses and Writing Kept This Caregiver Afloat

Ann Campanella’s dual struggle with miscarriage and caring for her mother with Alzheimer's led her to write a book and later to become an advocate for authors like her.

Man speaking on a microphone at a seminar.

How Getting Over the Fear of Public Speaking Helped Me Get Over Other Fears

Patient advocate Mike Veny discusses tips to turn fear and anxiety into courage by sharing stories about how he has overcome his fears.

Heather with her husband, Ken.

One Woman’s Creative Way of Managing Her Bipolar Disorder

From felted soaps and jewelry making to walks in the woods with her husband, Heather Tobin manages her bipolar disorder with creativity and color.

How One Journalist and Mother Manages Bipolar Disorder

Journalist Michelle Hiskey opens up about managing her bipolar disorder as a mom, golfer, and writer.

Woman boxing up belongings to recycle and donate.

Guilt and Gratitude are Both Part of Life with MS

After years of debilitating symptoms, MS patient advocate Lisa Emrich shares a bit of hopeful news – that MS can get better, and the gifts her condition has given her today.