Manisha is a writer and Spanish translator. She was already familiar with the impact MS can have on someone before her own diagnosis of relapsing MS in 2011, as she had already seen one of her sisters as well as a cousin be diagnosed. In her spare time, she enjoys being active and outdoors, cycling and hiking when possible. She also enjoys more sedate hobbies such as knitting, sewing and crafting when the weather isn't so good!
Shirley was diagnosed with aggressive multiple sclerosis with acute onset in May 2017
Treatments and physiotherapy have helped her regain her mobility and despite fatigue and other symptoms she did a 5K run in Edinburgh.