Silver Linings Exist: Reflecting on a Decade With MS

10 years after her multiple sclerosis diagnosis, Kristen shares some of the unexpectedly positive side effects of her diagnosis.

How Caregiving as a Child Shaped My Life

A National MS Society employee shares his experiences growing up caring for his mom, who lived with MS, and how that shaped his life.

Fluffy Ball of Cuteness: My Therapy Dog, Francesca

Francesca the therapy dog brings joy to her owner, Bob, who lives with MS.

What You Need to Know About Fall Vaccines: Flu, COVID-19 and RSV

Dr. Lisa Doggett explains why people living with MS should plan to get vaccinated this fall.

I get knocked down, but I’ll get up again

Recovering from a fall can be challenging. Read how one person gets up.

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Staying above water with MS

One blogger describes finding support and learning to love life again after his MS diagnosis.

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Breaking the cycle of exclusion: Embracing cultural competence in physical activity research for people with MS

Cultural competence in research involves considering the culture and diversity of a population.

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Still Dancing: Overcoming MS to Become an Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader

An MS diagnosis in college didn’t stop Téa from cheering for the NFL.

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Till MS Do Us Part

For one blogger, an MS diagnosis became a chance to rewrite their story.

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Across the Other Side of the Pond, but Connected Through MS

An activist in the U.K. discusses the challenges that the Black MS community faces here… Read More

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Can Black People Get MS?

A blogger debunks the myth that Black people are less likely to have multiple sclerosis.

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The Importance of Friendships

Friendship can bring stability to a life lived with MS, an unpredictable disease.

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“And So It Goes”

This writer describes how the works of Kurt Vonnegut helped him define his own journey… Read More

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My Crutches

Explaining to others why you use crutches can be frustrating if you have MS.

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Step on a Crack

Cracked sidewalks can be treacherous for people living with MS.

Bedside Thoughts

What I desperately want to come of this nightmare is for you to push your… Read More

Voting Is My Favorite Thing

Volunteering as an MS activist has encouraged me to educate my legislators about MS and… Read More

A Story about Shoes

I’m claiming a balance between realism and highest hopes, and I’m more comfortable with the… Read More

If I’d Never Met You

But you’re here and you’re here to stay. And if I’d never met you, I… Read More

Moments in Time

At that moment, I knew I had to make a choice – I could either… Read More

Nice Bike

I couldn’t remember when I stopped walking. I know it was a gradual process and… Read More

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