Becoming Part of the Global Movement
Every year we here at the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National MS Society get excited about the events that are taking place for World MS Day all over the world. This year we would love to hear from you, the people affected by MS who are organizing their own events and activities as well as participating in the Greater Carolinas Chapter's events!
WMSD 2013: Young people and MS
This year’s campaign will focus on young people. At a time when young people may be starting new careers, relationships and making plans for the future, being diagnosed with a chronic and potentially disabling disease like MS can lead them to re-evaluate everything they know.
This May, six inspiring young people from around the world will share the mottos that give them strength. We will also be asking visitors to the Every Connection Counts blog to share their own mottos for life around three themes: identity, relationships and the future. So start thinking about your mottos!
SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US.
We asked young people living with MS to share their stories with us as we asked these three questions. Feel free to email Alexis Davis with your story to get it posted on our website and blog.
- Were you or a family member diagnosed with MS as a young person (between the ages of 18 -40?) If so, please explain how this impacted your daily life.
- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports many advocacy initiatives such as: access to health insurance without discrimination, national funding for MS research and accessibility. When you or your family member were between the ages of 18-40, did any of the these policy initiatives or another cause you to experience the effects of MS differently.
- Throughout the World MS Day campaign, people supporting the motto will be asked your motto. What is your motto that helps you overcome obstacles and deal with the adversity posed by MS?
WE ASKED THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR CONNECTION AND THEIR MOTTO.