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The World vs.MS is about people. It’s about anyone living with multiple sclerosis (MS) or anyone inspired to join the fight against it.

Here are their stories and the latest updates from us.

Telling people at work about your MS

Carla King

Blogs

19.11.18

So, you’ve been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and, along with all of the emotional turmoil that comes with being diagnosed with a life-long condition, you’re also worried about work. The majority of MS diagnoses happen when people are in their twenties and thirties; a time when you are likely to be at an exciting point…

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I make my own decisions

Birgit Bauer

Blogs

10.09.18

“I’ll just do that for you!”, or “you can’t do that, you shouldn’t be doing that!”. It’s something that happens to all of us who live with MS from time to time, other people relishing in making our decisions for us. Always with a gentle smile and only thinking of us. Obviously in total support….

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How Fabienne helped Charlotte Demand More from life with MS

Charlotte Tourmente

Blogs

24.08.18

From my perspective On the morning of 5 December 2010, I fell to the floor when getting out of bed. The right side of my body no longer responded; I was paralysed on one side. I nevertheless had enough strength (the paralysis would worsen over the upcoming days) to drag myself into the living room…

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How Telma’s husband helped her Demand More from life with MS

Telma Teles

Blogs

08.08.18

Not long ago, I was chatting to a friend and I said to her: “Sometimes, people think that a miracle happened to me to be as I am, but that’s not what happened.” Dilma knowingly replied, “People see your smile, but they didn’t see your tears and what they want is to smile when they…

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Birgit Bauer: Quality of life and MS

Birgit Bauer

Blogs

30.05.18

Quality of life is the phrase on everyone’s lips. Everyone strives for it. Generally speaking, it’s everything coming together that means people can lead a good life. Being happy and satisfied. Things like eating right, having a nice home, money for everything that’s good for you. Everyone has their own priorities, but there’s one factor that’s important for everyone: health.

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Mar Mendibe : Quality of life and MS

Mar Mendibe

Blogs

30.05.18

Dr Mar Mendibe is a neurologist with over 18 years’ experience. Her experience spans all aspects of MS but her particular interest is in medicine and surgery. Mar currently works at the Cruces University Hospital and is also a Professor of the Department of Neurosciences at the University of the Basque Country.

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My inner strength revealed

Paul Kerr

Blogs

14.05.18

I was first diagnosed with MS in 2005, and my son Zander was born in 2006, while I was still adjusting to my illness. I can only view this timing as miraculous, as it had such an impact on me.

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Joanne’s parenting tips

Joanne Chapman

Blogs

14.05.18

I was diagnosed a year before falling pregnant with my little man, who is now a pre-schooler. When he was born, I was told to “savour every moment as they grow up so fast”. The similarity of being a Mother and having MS is to be prepared. To do this, I wanted to understand how to look after myself and a little one at the same time. I am no expert on mummy or MS stuff, but this is what I have learnt so far on coping:

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Paula’s family planning and pregnancy tips

Paula Bornachea

Blogs

30.04.18

Getting to know you Can you tell us more about yourself? My name is Paula, I am 33 years old, I am a computer teacher, I’m married and I have two children. I also have relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis for almost 10 years. In addition, for six years I have been blogging my stories with multiple sclerosis.

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