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Wonder - A Guest Blog

August 12, 2015

by Kristina Marie Dizard

I sat on my gigantic pillow-top bed (you know, the ones that make the clouds envious) and as I rifled through my old goal jar from January I found myself holding onto one specific goal. Do ...

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M.S. Mighty Strong - A Guest Blog

June 30, 2015

by Kristina Marie Dizard

Newsflash! M.S. actually stands for Mighty Strong.

I’ve made an executive decision to change the meaning of this acronym to what it really stands for. After-all, who decided what it meant in the first ...

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9 Years with MS - A Guest Blog

June 11, 2015

by Caroline Kyriakou

It’s been quite a while since my last blog post. As someone with MS, you have good days and bad days. Lately I have been struggling with insomnia and fatigue. I am sure most of you ...

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Orange You Happy to Erase MS?

May 27, 2015

by Kristina Marie Dizard

May is a month for great MS Awareness, and all I can seem to manage to say when asked about how I am doing is, “It could be worse.” This has become my mantra. Friends are ...

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Fingerprints of Love - A Guest Blog

March 18, 2015

by Kristina Marie Dizard

This last week I felt like I had been hit by a Semi-Truck, and then ran over by it again & again as I lay lifeless on the cold cement. Physically I was not injured, but the ...

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So I Found Some Joy - A Guest Blog

March 5, 2015

by Christine Brovelli O’Brien

This past December, I wrote a blog post about finding joy in a life with MS. I challenged myself and others with MS to find happiness in the little things in life.

Now spring is ...

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Wrapped Up in Love - A Guest Blog

February 11, 2015

by Kristina Marie Dizard

Oh February, how you love to taunt me. So many of us (eh hem…) single individuals are forced to listen to unrelenting ads for jewelry, chocolate and other gift suggestions for “the one you love”. The ...

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Silent Warriors - A Guest Blog

January 15, 2015

by Kristina Marie Dizard

I park my Hyundai in the closest handicap spot I can find at the drug store. It’s got a few dents in it, just like my body does. As I get out I see a ...

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The History of MS: We've Come a Long Way

January 5, 2015

by Meagan Freeman

The History of MS: We’ve Come a Long Way

What is your New Year’s resolution? Mine is to reach out and try to help
as many MS patients as possible. When we think about New ...

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Finding Joy in a Life with MS

December 3, 2014

by Christine Brovelli O’Brien

As I sit here writing this, I am pulling myself out of the funk I’ve been in for a few weeks.

My husband pointed out that I fell into this funk soon after I ...

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Identity Crisis

November 6, 2014

by Meagan Freeman

Finding a New Purpose and Passion After Your Career Has Ended

If you are anything like me, you probably spent years creating and establishing your career through education and work experience ...

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Abby's Mitzvah Project - A Guest Blog

October 22, 2014

by Abigail Katz

My name is Abigail Katz and I am 12 years old and in the 7th grade. I live in New Jersey with my mother Stacey, my father Adam and my older sister Jordyn. We are a very ...

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When the Healer Becomes the Patient - A Guest Blog

October 6, 2014

by Meagan Freeman

I was diagnosed with MS in 2009, right in the middle of my Bachelors degree program in Nursing. I had been an emergency department RN for 10 years prior, and was hoping to pursue my Nurse Practitioner ...

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Bike MS: Interview with Caroline Blackledge - A Guest Blog

August 23, 2014

by Caroline Kyriakou

Question: How was getting to Bike MS and your first day?

Answer: On Friday afternoon, my Bike MS teammate Deb and I left the Portland, Oregon area a little earlier than we had last year. I wanted ...

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When Other Parents Think You're Lazy - A Guest Blog

July 20, 2014

By Christine Brovelli O’Brien

Do you ever just want to scream out to the world, “I have MS! Give me a break! I may look fine, but guess what – I’m not!”

Multiple sclerosis is referred to as an ...

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Toddlers and Fatigue Don’t Always Play Nice Together - A Guest Blog

July 2, 2014

By Christine Brovelli O’Brien
When I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in April 2012, my daughter, was not yet two years old.

During the time of my flare-up that spring (see my recent guest blog post for more ...

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Trusting Your Instincts - A Guest Blog

June 23, 2014

By Christine Brovelli O’Brien

“You have three white matter lesions.”

That was how, back in April 2013, I received my initial diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. My neuro-ophthalmologist, who was kind enough to call me on a Saturday morning ...

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41 is a Prime Number - A Guest Blog

June 16, 2014

By Elys Bank

It has been one year since my life was turned upside down.

It was April, 2013 that it all started. I noticed this strange, persistent light flashing in the corner of my right eye. Of course, like ...

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Bean's Spring Update - A Guest Blog

June 7, 2014

by Caroline Kyriakou

It’s been a while since I’ve made a post. I haven’t been feeling the best as I have been getting a lot of headaches and fatigue. While working a full time job, these aren ...

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MS Warrior: Lori Grande - A Guest Blog

February 10, 2014

by Caroline Kyriakou

Lori Grande hosted the Fashion Plates event I attended in November 2013. She is a strong and funny woman and I wanted to learn more about her. Lori Grande is the co-host of the Boston morning show ...

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The Man Behind Made Strong - A Guest Blog

January 21, 2014

We’ve had a tremendous reaction to the Made Strong shirts and sweatshirts. Read on to learn more about the man behind the brand.

Nico Apparel was born out of a desire to inspire people who are affected by life ...

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Fashion Plates - A Guest Blog

December 3, 2013

by Caroline Kyriakou

Fashion Plates is a fundraiser for the Greater New England National MS Society, which was held November 8th at the Sheraton Boston. I was fortunate to be invited to this wonderful event by the National MS Society ...

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MS: The Alternative Route - A Guest Blog

November 21, 2013

by Eve Morgan

“What we see is that patients do not usually use alternative treatments for treating symptoms, but as a preventative and strengthening element.”

This was the statement from Lasse Skovgaard of the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society following a ...

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I Got This! - A Guest Blog

November 8, 2013

by Roni Jenkins

I like to run…in mud…and under barbed wire. Basically, I love to run obstacle course races (OCR’s). I’ve done a few Spartan Races this year and was hopping to participate in my first ...

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Battling the Blues: Multiple Sclerosis and Overcoming Depression - A Guest Blog

October 17, 2013

by Eve Pearce

Depression is, perhaps, one of the most commonly overlooked conditions for MS patients and their families, yet as many as 50% of all those with MS suffer from this debilitating condition at some point in their lives ...

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When I Walk - A Guest Blog

October 10, 2013

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Jason DaSilva turned to his passion for film making to document his journey. Here is his story:

In 2006, I was on a family vacation at the beach when suddenly I fell down and ...

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Diet and Lifestyle to Help You Thrive with MS, Part 11 – How Do I Get All Those Veggies?

February 15, 2012

Another outstanding installment from health and wellness expert, Laurie Erdman:

I have shared with you my discovery of eating an alkaline diet to reduce inflammation and help me thrive with multiple sclerosis. If you have done any research since then ...

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Diet and Lifestyle to Help You Thrive with MS, Part 10 – Searching for Balance

February 7, 2012

We have another wonderful installment from the health and wellness guru, Laurie Erdman:

In my last installment, I wrote about the role of inflammation in multiple sclerosis. I promised to tell you how I determine which foods to eat and ...

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Take Action - Van DiBernardo

February 2, 2012

Here is another incredible post from guest blogger, Van DiBernardo. He always has wonderful stories and inspirational dispositions to share on MS and the journey of life:

In the words of Stephen Hawking:

“My expectations were reduced to zero when ...

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The Forcing Function - A Guest Blog By Gary Pinder

January 30, 2012

We met the awesome Gary Pinder through Twitter, and we are honored he is sharing his MS story with us. He is truly inspirational and despite having MS, he has been traveling the world with his family. He has hiked ...

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Guest Blogging Series & "MS Under a Microscope"

July 21, 2011

We hope you have been enjoying our guest bloggers’ personal stories – we certainly have!

Keep checking back as we’ll have more authentic voices from the MS Community. Some upcoming entries will be from mothers with MS, mothers whose daughters ...

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