Following a shock diagnosis in 2015, Lucy Pritchard decided to take on a remarkable running challenge to raise vital funds for the MS Trust and show that MS doesn’t have to mean the end of your world. This is her story.
Whether it’s the everyday tasks that keep you independent, like getting dressed in the morning and cleaning your teeth, or being able to do those things you enjoy, like baking or painting, the dexterity and coordination of your hands and arms is essential. This was acknowledged by the MS team at Barts in 2016 when they launched their #ThinkHand campaign and began raising awareness on the importance of upper limb function in the MS community. The awareness campaign has been steadily gaining momentum, so we decided to catch up with Professor Gavin Giovannoni to find out more about the campaign and learn why we should all be ‘thinking hand’
Amy was diagnosed with MS at just 17. Here she tells us about the challenges of being diagnosed at such a young age, living with an 'invisible' condition, and why she's determined MS won't stop her.
David, whose mum has MS, talks about his project with the Fixers campaign to create a short film to help other young people talk about MS.
Our day job is an important part of our identity, and being diagnosed with MS shouldn't mean giving up the things that make us who we are. Carla, who was diagnosed with MS in 2008, suggests some simple changes you could make to help manage work life and MS.
MS awareness week is coming and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be launching MSTV, our new YouTube channel designed to help young people affected by MS.
Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, whose mum has MS, offers his advice for young people navigating the ups and downs of growing up when you have a parent with MS.
Teresa and Des have set themselves a mammoth challenge of running 1000 miles in 2018 to support people living with MS.
Zoe tells us why she and her partner Rob ran The Big Half for the MS Trust to help support people affected by MS.
When Yvonne adopted her dog Bonnie, she could never have imagined the positive difference she’d make to her life. Last year Yvonne trained Bonnie up to become an Assistance Dog, and the benefits have been endless, as she explains in this guest blog.