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Personal Stories From MS leaders, Ambassadors & Researchers


  1. Biographies of Disease: Multiple Sclerosis (book)

    Written by a professor of medicine who is also personally affected by the disease, Multiple Sclerosis offers an overview of every aspect of the condition.

  2. Blindsided—Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir (book)

    Richard Cohen, a veteran writer, producer and distinguished journalist, has lived with multiple sclerosis for over 25 years. Recently diagnosed again with colon cancer, Cohen describes his lifelong struggle with multiple sclerosis, his first bout with colon cancer, a loving marriage to Meredith Viera, the effect of illness on raising children, and the nature of denial and resilience, all told with grace, humor, and lyrical prose.

  3. Chef Interrupted (book)

    hen Trevis Gleason, a former chef at the top of his professional culinary career, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he lost everything--his job, his marriage, even his perceived persona. Surveying the ruins of his former life, he saw an opportunity to fulfill a long-postponed dream.

  4. Courage: One Woman's Dream and the Mighty Effort to Conquer Multiple Sclerosis (book)

    This book looks into the inner workings of the MS movement and counteracts the common misconception that health agencies are self-serving, seeking only to perpetuate themselves. We hear of countless stories of man's inhumanity to man; Courage celebrates the power of our humanity. With 12 black-and-white photographs.

  5. Fall Down, Laughing: How Squiggy Caught Multiple Sclerosis and Didn't Tell Nobody (book)

    Fall Down, Laughing is the humorous and poignant story of Lander's experiences with multiple sclerosis. Over the years, Lander tried everything to improve his condition: exercise programs, alternative medicine, support groups, the latest crop of designer drugs. Weaving his experiences against a backdrop of entertaining celebrity anecdotes, Lander offers a message of affirmation that will provide information and hope to millions of MS sufferers, their friends and caregivers.

  6. Jokes My Father Never Taught Me: Life, Love, and Loss with Richard Pryor (book)

    The loving yet brutally honest memoir of the daughter of comedy legend Richard Pryor.

  7. Leave No Nurse Behind: Nurses Working with disAbilities (book)

    For hospital administrators, human resource personnel and nursing educators, this book demonstrates that shutting nurses and nursing students with disabilities out of the profession only does the profession and the patients who need them a disservice.

  8. My Grampy Can't Walk (book)

    What does it mean for a child to have a grandparent in a wheelchair? For Grampy’s grandchildren, a wheelchair opens onto a world of possibilities! Vanita Oelschlager has captured some of those possibilities in her newest book, My Grampy Can’t Walk.

  9. New Altitude: Beyond Tough Times to the Top of the World (book)

    New Altitude chronicles one woman’s remarkable passage beyond tough times to the top of the world. After a devastating MS diagnosis, Wendy Booker fell haphazardly into running the Boston Marathon for charity. From that one simple act, an extraordinary series of circumstances unfolds that is nothing short of kismet.

  10. People With MS With the Courage to Give (book)

    In book, the author has collected stories of 24 men and women living with MS, who have extraordinary lives, who’ve gone way beyond slogging through every day, who’ve found the courage to do new things or old things in new ways, to make the lives of those around them—sometimes tens of thousands of those around them—so much better.

  11. Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood (book)

    At once laugh-out-loud funny and remarkably down to earth, the popular Oscar-nominated actress muses about movies, men, motherhood and MS in a book that is both Hollywood hilarious and personally moving.

  12. Strong at the Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope (book)

    Strong at the Broken Places was born of the desire of many to share their stories in the hope that the sick and those who love them will see that they are not alone.

  13. Ting and I: A Memoir Of Love, Courage, And Devotion (book)

    More than a love story, this wry memoir has reflections on love and marriage, faith, professional ethics, at-home intensive nursing care, medical insurance, finances, and the exceptional character of a brave woman, written by the man who loves her, with tributes from those who admire her.


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