David Allen As well as blogging for us, David is a campaigner, a fundraiser, an MS advocate and interim Chair of our England Council. He was diagnosed with primary progressive MS 1996, when he had to stop working. David is passionate about making change for people with MS and loves spending time with friends and his cats. Share this page Share this page on Twitter (opens in a new window) Share this page on Facebook (opens in a new window) Blogs by David Read more blogs from our MS community I didn’t have the option to hide my MS It was different for me as it was so sudden. Within three months of my first symptoms I was in hospital. My walk to stop MS I organised a My MS Walk fundraiser to help researchers find treatments to benefit everyone living with MS. Raising tigers in Hertfordshire I was diagnosed with MS at the beginning of 1996. My symptoms came on quite quickly, and unusually, I was diagnosed with primary progressive MS right from the outset.