Last year, 64 daring MS Trust supporters took a leap of faith and jumped out of a plane with a parachute, raising over £44,000 to help others affected by MS. Adventure lover Sarah Harper explains why she wanted to take part in a sponsored skydive.
Talking about your toilet troubles can sometimes be embarrassing - there’s no getting away from it! But bowel and bladder symptoms in MS are common and often easily managed, so it’s important to be open about what you’re going through so you can get the support you need. We put some of your questions about these issues to MS specialist nurse Noreen Barker.
When Isobel was diagnosed with MS aged just 22, she vowed it would “make me not break me”. Determined to help other young people in a similar situation, she decided to start vlogging about her journey with MS. Over a year later, Izzy’s YouTube channel, Izzy MS (youtube.com/izzyms), has thousands of subscribers and her videos have proved an invaluable source of support for people with MS from all over the world. We caught up with Izzy to find out more.
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’
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.
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.
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