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Things MS Patients Can't Live Without

April 6, 2017

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, affects about 2.3 million people worldwide. Living with the condition can present a host of challenges. Luckily, no matter what you’re going through, there’s usually a person, activity, personal mantra, or even a product to help give you the support or motivation to keep going.

We asked you: when you have MS, what’s one thing you can’t live without?

“Hope. I couldn’t live without hope. Although I don’t foresee what many would consider a 'cure' for MS in my lifetime, that doesn’t mean that I do not have hope for that cure. Mostly, it's a hope that ours is the last generation to live without a cure for multiple sclerosis. But here's the thing: Hope without a plan is just a dream. I suppose what I really couldn't live without is the knowledge that some of the brightest, some of the most dedicated, and some of the most compassionate researchers of our age are working to end this damnable disease. There is a plan. They are the plan. So my hope is not just an empty dream."

Trevis Gleason

“The one thing I cannot live without is my online community of folks living with MS. These spaces provide so much needed support, information, friendship, and (virtual) hugs! I find so much comfort knowing I have friends out there going through similar things.”

The Lesion Journals

“I could not live without support. MS can be such a lonely disease, but since I know there are people who love and support me, I feel like I am not going through this journey alone.”



Via HealthLine