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18 September 2018
Woman smiling at camera next to a bunny statue

Guest blogger Emily, also known as the wibbly dinosaur, writes about her life after being diagnosed with MS, and why she started blogging to help others who are new to MS.

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02 February 2018
Group of Snowdon climbers in the rain

When Anna was told that she might have MS, she wanted to focus her energies on something positive and decided to climb the highest mountain in Wales.

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25 January 2018
Amy

Amy was diagnosed with MS when she was just 14 years old. She faced isolation, bullying and despair, but has emerged from her experience stronger, and determined to help the MS Trust make sure no young person ever has to take on MS alone.

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24 July 2017

When Denise Stephens was diagnosed with MS at the age of 24, she was disappointed to find that a lot of equipment recommended to her, made her feel like she was “living in a hospital”. Determined to find things that worked for her, and share her discoveries with others, she founded Enabled by Design, a community of people passionate about design for all

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08 December 2016
Heather and her brother Chris

Heather tells us how she and her family are dealing with her recent MS diagnosis and why she has decided to take on the Bath Half Marathon.

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10 November 2016
Susie in Brazil

Susie Twydell has always loved travelling and was determined she wasn’t going to let MS stop her. But taking her wheelchair wasn’t always straightforward. Pulling together her experiences, plus those of others around the world, she has created wheelchairworld.org, a website full of information, advice and useful links for wheelchair users planning trips to over 90 countries. 

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10 November 2016
Pia Reynolds

Pia Reynolds was born in Denmark, but has lived in the UK for 25 years. This year she joined our MS Forward View project, helping to represent the views of people living with MS. She’s also involved with our new MS nurse funding project.

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26 September 2016
Marie and friends

Sleepless nights and jars of chutney from a neighbour inspired Marie to create her own cook book, which she is now using to raise funds to help others with MS.

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09 August 2016
Light in the darkness

When Mel Hopper was diagnosed with MS in 2008, she felt like she had ‘stumbled into darkness’. But when she discovered blogs and forums for people living with long-term health conditions she found the personal support that helped her find a way out. Earlier this year she started her own blog at http://www.manylemons.com - here she explains why

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09 August 2016
Judy Beveridge on a tandem

Judy Beveridge is 45 and has secondary progressive MS, which makes it hard to stay as active as she would like. But discovering tandem cycling last year has given her a whole new way to stay fit.

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09 August 2016
Kadeena Cox, para-athlete

Since being diagnosed with MS in 2014, Kadeena Cox has become a successful para-athlete, competing on the track and also on bike, and is part of Team GB going to the Paralympics in Rio in September

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01 August 2016
Amelia* was diagnosed with MS two years ago when she was 14. *Names have been changed

Amelia talks about her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS) two years ago at the age of 14 and how she has become more positive and optimistic for the future

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27 April 2016
Hayley Budge Orkney

Hayley Budge from Orkney tells us about her winning Tulip necklace design, which has inspired a jewellery collection that is on sale now to raise funds for the MS Trust.

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21 October 2015
Amy doing the British 10K for the MS Trust

My name is Amy and I have registered to take part in the 2016 British 10K Run in London because one of my closest friends, Becki, has MS. 

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29 July 2015

Bernadette Porter is MS Consultant Nurse at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. This summer she was awarded an honorary MBE for services to nursing in the Queen’s birthday honours. A couple of weeks ago we had a chat with Bernadette about her work and her honour and an edited version appears in the latest edition of our newsletter Open Door. Here we publish the full version of our conversation.

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01 July 2015
Hayley and friend on Iceland trek

23 year old Hayley Budge and her friend Sarah Jessen, both from Orkney, took part in our  Iceland Trek in July 2014 after Hayley was diagnosed with MS. Here she tells us all about trekking through Iceland's magical landscape.

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