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Overpowering Multiple Sclerosis

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Multiple Sclerosis takes a toll on the body, but following passions is possible with a support team.
Air Date: 3/10/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Brian Moore-Ward, Multiple Sclerosis Survivor
Brian Moore-WardBrian Moore-Ward, a Boston-area man living with MS, is proud to be working with Biogen and MSWorld to help launch #MySupportHero, a program that encourages people living with MS to virtually thanks and recognize their support partners for their ongoing help, care and strength during MS Awareness Month. Although Moore-Ward was diagnosed just before his 30th birthday, he continues to pursue his passions including playing piano, hiking and even hot air ballooning with the support of his husband, Charlie, as well as the support of his healthcare team. Moore-Ward aims to encourage others living with MS to pursue their dreams and hobbies as they thank their friends, families and healthcare teams for their support each and every day.
Overpowering Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, chronic disease in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system.

Symptoms of MS include blurred vision, poor coordination, loss of balance, slurred speech, extreme fatigue, memory and concentration problems, tremors, blindness, numbness, paralysis, and more. Symptoms and the extreme to which they go varies from patient to patient.

With the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves under attack by the body’s immune system, daily life can be challenging and painful for someone with MS.

Multiple Sclerosis survivor Brian Moore-Ward joins Melanie to share how he lives with MS under his support team’s help, as well as how he is able to continue pursuing his passions.
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