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When Ruth Winden signed up to take part in a Grand Canyon Trek for the MS Trust, she didn’t realise how much of a positive focus it would bring to her life
Grab your cape and join us for the brand new Superhero Tri on Saturday 19 August at Dorney Lake, Windsor. Superhero Series founder, Sophia Warner, tells us why she wanted to set up an event that was open to everyone
Maureen has supported the MS Trust for many years, having lived with MS for over 40 years herself. Last autumn, she decided to do a skydive – aged 72 – to fundraise for the MS Trust and she has also left a legacy gift to us in her will
For 20 years the MS Trust has provided free, evidence-based information for anyone affected by MS – via our enquiry service, our printed publications, and, increasingly, our online and social media resources. We hope to help people understand more about their condition, consider their options and work effectively with their MS teams. Here we introduce some of the members of our award-winning team and some of the people they’ve helped
The MS Trust and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust are working together to make a difference for local people living with MS with the recruitment of the first new nurse placements in the MS Trust’s Specialist Nurse Funding Programme. We went to Leicester to speak to Allison, one of the existing MS nurses, and Jon, who has been living with MS for almost ten years, about the difference the new nurses will make.
Have the feats of Paralympic champions Kadeena Cox and Stephanie Millward inspired you to lace up those trainers and get fit? Specialist neuro-physiotherapist Liz Betts, who helped develop the exercises on our website, offers some advice on staying fit when you have MS, and we hear from two people with MS who have benefitted from a more active lifestyle
After an MS diagnosis you’re bound to have worries about how the condition might impact your independence and freedom: will you still be able to do those ‘normal’ everyday things you always have done? One of the most common questions that our information team gets asked is: ‘Can I still drive?’ For most people with MS the answer is ‘Yes’, but there are some things you need to be aware of.
Mohammed, 17, was diagnosed with MS in 2013. The budding engineer tells us about his hopes for the future
To mark 25 years of MS specialist nursing, we caught up with Gail Clayton, Vicki Matthews and Megan Roberts, three of the first MS nurses, to hear their thoughts on how MS services have changed over the last 25 years, and the challenges we still face to ensure nobody has to manage MS alone
MS Trust went to Great Ormond Street Hospital to meet a paediatric MS specialist nurse, Katie, and two of the young people she works with