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MS Activist Featured at TEDx Herndon

April 16, 2015

MS activist and District Activist Leader Stephanie Butler shared her journey with MS at TEDx Herndon, VA last month. After being diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS she realized that she could use her experiences as a patient to make a difference in the lives of others. Six months after she was diagnosed she became a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse and began working in an MS center where she is a patient. During the talk she introduces listeners to the diseases and explains the work she’s done in nursing, advocacy and research since her diagnosis. Click here to watch Stephanie Butler at TEDx Herndon.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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