Carrie & David S: May 25, 2017

ON WORLD MS DAY PEOPLE AFFECTED BY MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) CONNECT THROUGH THE ART OF STORYTELLING 

CARRIE S., person with MS & ambassador

DAVID S., Carrie’s husband & MS ambassador

It’s almost World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day, and more than 400,000 Americans are living with this chronic, disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. People with MS often have to make lifestyle changes that can impact their employment circumstances, social life, stress levels, and cause feelings of unpredictability and fear.[i]

To give MS patients and caregivers an outlet to express their feelings about their journey, EMD Serono* created My Story, an online platform offered through MS LifeLines that helps people impacted by MS create and share their stories. MS Lifelines has provided education and support to people with MS for more than 15 years. On World MS Day and all year long, anyone impacted by MS is encouraged to share their journey through My Story.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • One study of patients in therapy recently suggested that people who write a personal narrative in which they are in control may feel a sense of empowerment.[ii]

In this satellite interview, we’ll meet MS ambassadors Carrie and her husband David to discuss how storytelling has helped them deal with the challenges of living with and caring for someone with MS.

For more information and to read Carrie and David’s stories visit https://www.mslifelines.com/my-story

 

MORE ABOUT CARRIE AND DAVID:

Carrie is a musician, mother and person living with MS. She was diagnosed shortly after her daughter was born, and felt her life would be taken over by MS. Through the love and support of her husband, David, Carrie has continued to pursue her passions and prove there is life after MS. David is Carrie’s care partner, and he supports her in every way he can. Together, David and Carrie have become active members of the MS community. 

*EMD Serono is the healthcare business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in the U.S. and Canada.

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