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Damon Scott

Why did you decide to participate in Walk MS? 
I decided to participate in Walk MS because I was diagnosed with MS in 2012 at the age of 16, and I knew I could help myself and others by helping raise money for research. 
 
What’s your favorite thing about Walk MS? 
I just like seeing all of my family and friends get together to walk for this cause. We had a really good time last year walking together.  
 
How many years have you participated in the event?
Walk MS 2014 will be my second year participating in this event. 
 
Are you involved in the National MS Society in other ways besides Walk MS?
I helped volunteer during Bike MS 2013, and I went to the Teen Summit at the MS Annual Conference.
 
What are a few things you wish people understood about multiple sclerosis?
I wish people understood that MS does not restrict me from doing the things I love. 
 
What’s the most important, meaningful or memorable connection you have made since being diagnosed with MS or having someone close to you diagnosed?
My most memorable connection I have made since my diagnosis was meeting fellow teens that also have MS and are around my age. I know for a fact that we all will be friends for life.
 
What makes you a great Walk MS Ambassador? 
I would be a great Walk MS Ambassador because I put others in front of me. I try to make things enjoyable and try to lift up people's spirits when they are fighting this disease or feeling low. 
 
What makes your MS story unique?
The thing that makes my story unique is the fact that I am an 18-year-old male who has been diagnosed with a disease that is more commonly found in females. I also have been told that I am an inspiration to others because of my upbeat attitude about my diagnosis.
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