MISSION STATEMENT

Providing education, encouragement and self-empowerment to those affected with MS, their families and caregivers.

ABOUT OUR LOGO

Our logo was designed by our members who have Multiple Sclerosis. The downward lightning bolt represents the day you were diagnosed with MS and all the confusion you felt and how it would impact your life. The upward lightning bolt represents you taking charge of your MS and not becoming your MS and kicking it back to the sky.

Latest Wayne's Corner

MS Inspiration

While listening to the talk, I was impressed that the personality was not afraid to admit her MS especially since there are so many misconceptions about MS.  In my opinion, she showed not only courage and grace in saying she had MS, she was also very thankful for what she had and was mindful that MS is not always friendly to the person with MS. You can say, life threw her a lemon and she made lemonade.

Latest Care Partner's Connection

The Caregiver: An Essential Member of the Healthcare Team

 

 

As the primary caregiver for my spouse, I notice subtle changes that no one else detects. My husband usually has a core body temperature of 97.6°F. If his oral temperature registers 99.5°F, he has a fever that may require treatment. I am so in tune to his body temperature. I can often detect even a low-grade fever by touch alone. I also know that if he becomes septic, he often drops his body temperature rather than elevating it.

When I accompany my spouse to the doctor, I can tell his healthcare provider which organ(s) of his body function correctly and which may be malfunctioning based on changes I’ve detected in color, odor, volume, patterns, frequency, trauma, change to routine, or other difficulty being encountered with an organ, limb, or area of the body. Having access to this vital information provides the healthcare team with direct insight into a host of details that they otherwise would not know. When the physician can collaborate on concerns, together we identify the best possible solution and his medical team does not waste time trying tactics that would not be effective.

 

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