Emma Richards Emma was diagnosed with MS at 24. Over time she has increasingly needed to use a wheelchair to get out and about. 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 Emma Read more blogs from our MS community Eastenders: Dinah doesn’t reflect the whole MS community I’m grateful that MS has been highlighted by such a big TV drama. I just wish it was portrayed in a more balanced way. Being a single mum with MS My daughter is 10 years old and has never known me without MS. I really don’t think she believes me when I say that I used to be a competitive swimmer in my teens. Navigating the jungle - the reality of shopping with MS As a teenager I used to love spending a Saturday browsing the shops with friends. Nowadays, my experience of shopping is a little bit different.