After single mom Brenda was diagnosed with MS in 2010, she made lifestyle changes and lost 100 lbs. Now she is turning the same drive toward meeting someone new, although, as she puts it, “the idea of actually dating scares me to death!”
Relationships toolkit (the tools used by Brenda and more)
Connie says her biggest obstacle is feeling good about herself while being in a wheelchair. But her renewed social engagement, writing, and idea about a wheelchair-appropriate clothing line make her feel like she has a purpose.
Empowerment toolkit (the tools used by Connie and more)
Just days before her 25th birthday, Elizabeth found out she has MS. She now wonders if the “full life with all of the trimmings” that she had planned will be possible, given her fatigue and other symptoms.
Wellness toolkit (the tools used by Elizabeth and more)
When Jim, a hard-working professional, husband and father from Maryland, was diagnosed with MS in 2010, his first question was, “How will this change who I am?” While he’s had to adjust in some ways, Jim is learning to better manage his time and physical capabilities in order to spend more valuable time with his family – his wife of 16 years and their three children.
Family toolkit (the tools used by Jim and more)
Meet Sallie, a fourth-grade teacher and mom of three from rural Oklahoma, who was diagnosed with MS in 2011 after years of unexplained symptoms. Sallie teaches children how to serve their community and make a difference in the world, but she worries that MS may compromise her ability to continue her career as a teacher.
- Work & Education toolkit (the tools used by Sallie and more)