Middletown Man Confesses Love And Devotion In The Face Of Debilitating Illness
November 12, 2013
Jacqueline Rivera and her husband, Luis, both of Middletown, interview with Felix Viera, host of “Hablando En Serio,” a Spanish-speaking show airing Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to noon on the Berlin-based based La Puertorriquenisima 1120 AM WPRX. Jacqueline, an MS spokesperson, recently guested with her husband, who shared with listeners his unrelenting commitment and love for his wife in the face of the many challenges associated with her illness. Jacqueline is a longtime supporter of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. A native of Puerto Rico, Jacqueline, 50, was diagnosed in 2009 with multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease. Jacqueline, who earlier this year retired, spent the entirety of her career working for the Connecticut State Senate. As a result of the effects of MS, she now uses a wheel chair for mobility. La Puertorriquenisima is Connecticut’s leading Spanish radio station, featuring music, news and community oriented programming. The station reaches more than 300,000 Hispanics living in Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, assists people in Connecticut living with MS, visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.
About the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The Connecticut Chapter strives to provide knowledge and assistance to help people with MS and their families maintain the highest possible quality of life. These goals are achieved through vital national and local programs.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.