If you or someone close to you has recently been given a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. Or, you may be feeling so overwhelmed by the diagnosis that you aren’t sure what kinds of questions to ask. The National MS Society has developed programs to give you the information and support you need to live comfortably and confidently with this change in your life.
We invite you to use this website as a resource. If you have any additional questions, please call 1-800 FIGHT MS to speak with an MS information and referral specialist.
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- We request that you register with the National MS Society.
- We encourage you to take the first steps in learning more about MS and how the society can help.
- We welcome you to participate in local programs and services, volunteer your time and talents, and attend fundraising events.
- We invite you to connect with others.
- We hope you will take advantage of our multimedia resources.
- We encourage you to advocate for your rights.
Newly Diagnosed Video Interviews
Watch these video interviews with people newly diagnosed to learn about their story; what symptoms led to their MS diagnosis; how they initially felt after their diagnosis; how the MS Society has helped them; how they have engaged with the MS Society; their advice to others newly diagnosed; and their goals for the future.
- Chris Hoover, age 48, was recently diagnosed with MS. In this video he talks about the symptoms that led to his diagnosis, his decrease in energy and the impact on his twin girls, and his Bike MS team, Team Hoover.
- Dannyell Mitchell, age 38, was recently diagnosed with MS. Hear the story of her MS journey, spending more time with her kids, and getting involved with the MS Society.
- Stephanie Tippett, age 30, was recently diagnosed with MS. Hear how despite having to quit a job she loved, she slowed down and found positivity in her diagnosis.