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Beyond Diagnosis: Moving Forward

June 6, 2014

“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.

TWO LOCATIONS

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!

 

 

About the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The Society’s Greater New England Chapter serves 21,000 individuals and families affected by MS in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and by contacting the National MS Society at www.MSnewengland.org, or 1 800 FIGHT MS (344 4867).

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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