MS Activist, North Carolina
“One person can make a huge difference; you can reach others and encourage others with your story. It is the best way to get people involved. It is like a domino effect where once you touch someone with your story, it will affect a chain of other individuals, and hopefully in that sense people will be less nervous and come out and advocate for it,” says Sarah Mayfield of North Carolina.
In 2011, Sarah Mayfield was inducted into the Society’s Volunteer Hall of Fame. She has has been an MS activist for more than 20. Sarah realizes that in many cases she may not personally gain from her efforts; however, she knows that due to her advocacy, the greater MS community will have better access to health care, vocational rehabilitation and long-term care supports in their communities. No matter the issue, Sarah knows the value of establishing connections with public leaders at all levels of government.