Historically, MS has been viewed as an adult-onset disease. However, it is also diagnosed in children and teens. It is estimated that at least 8,000 - 10,000 children and teens nationally have MS and another 10,000 - 15,000 are experiencing what may be MS symptoms.
The chapter offers an annual “Kids Get MS Too” program for kids and teens living with MS and their families. Thank you to everyone who attended the chapter’s first weekend retreat on June 28-30, 2013 in Middleburg, VA. The retreat offered 17 families affected by pediatric MS a chance to meet one another, learn from experts, and have fun.
“I had so much fun at this camp. I finally don’t feel alone having MS. I finally met other kids like me, and I feel normal again.” 17 year old girl living with MS
For information about upcoming programs and other local resources for kids and teens living with MS, contact Julie Vallelunga at Julie.email@example.com or 202-375-5608.
Photo from the Kids Get MS Too Family Retreat, June 2013
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