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Meet Other Activists

Meet MS activists from all over the country. Learn how they got involved, what they’re passionate about and how they drive change.

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MS activists are the voice of people living with MS nationwide. Many are individuals who live with MS; some are friends, colleagues and family members. All MS activists recognize their passion and power to move us closer to a world free of MS. Get to know how some MS activists got involved and what they’re passionate about—below. And be sure you’re a part of the MS Activist Network too! 

 

Karen Jackson's story

I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) when I was 36, in the prime of my life and career as an athletic trainer. I tried all three disease-modifying therapies that were available at the time but unfortunately none were helpful to me. In 2003, I traveled to Northwestern University hospital in Chicago to enroll in a clinical trial. It was a bone marrow transplant study and even though the therapy had a high mortality rate, I was willing to take the risk to help better understand and treat MS; but I was not accepted. Continue reading.
 

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