“I thought I had to go on disability the rest of my life; I thought my life was over,” mother-of-two newly diagnosed with MS at 31 years old.
Hearing those words “you have multiple sclerosis” can set off a flood of emotions, fears and questions in a person, but there is help.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is offering a free program for people diagnosed within the past five years, Beyond Diagnosis: Moving Forward. An MS expert will present information on the disease, answer questions and facilitate discussion about living with MS. Following the presentation, participants will have the chance to meet and talk with others in similar situations. Each participant is encouraged to bring a friend or adult family member.
JUNE 21, 2014: BROCKTON, MASS.
4 - 6 p.m.
Dinner served at a restaurant to be announced
Featuring Dr. Ranbir Dhillon
Register by June 13
JUNE 28, 2014: WEST LEBANON, N.H.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Kilton Public Library
Lunch is served
Register by June 20
“The National MS Society can help newly diagnosed individuals and their families address the challenges of living with MS by providing resources, support, and connections to others also recently diagnosed,” said Martha Maynard, associate director of community programs. “You are not alone!”
New treatments for MS are helping patients live their best life possible -- just like the young mother-of-two who is taking one of the new medications available and has not slowed down one bit, which is certainly a good thing when you have small children!