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Fred's blog - lack of mobility sucks!

“Hello, my name’s Fred. I’ve got MS and I’ve had it for 15 years or so.” I’m Karen and I’m Fred’s daughter. Dad and I will be writing this blog together. I’m going to ask him what he’d like to talk about in the post, tape the conversation, then turn it into a blog post. For this first post he wanted to talk...

Scott's blog - coping with mum's diagnosis

Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills shared the story of his mum’s diagnosis with MS to Mail on Sunday readers at the weekend. Scott is running the Eden Project Half Marathon for the MS Society on Sunday 9 October. His colleague and friend Jemma James is also joining him. “My mum Sandra and I have always been really close - best mates in fact. Most people probably know her quite well...

Staff vote at Moto - help us become charity of the year!

Do you work at Moto, or do you know anyone that does? Moto staff are currently being asked to vote for their charity of the year, and the MS Society has been shortlisted! Winning would mean raising the profile of MS and more vital funds going to people affected by the condition. If you're passing a Moto service station, pop in and tell the...

Christopher's blog - taking to wheels

"In the last couple of years my walking range and stamina have shrunk so much that I decided last summer to get a wheelchair so that I could do longer outings without getting completely shattered. I have always loved being on wheels ever since I was a very small boy. I had a tricycle, then I had a scooter of the sort you push yourself along on with...

Films live from the MS Society Awards 2011

We broadcast live from the inspiring MS Society Awards in Kensington, London, where we celebrated the stars of the MS community. See all our videos on the playlist below.

Trevis's blog - a Yank’s Life With MS

A Voice of America First, please allow me to say “thank you”.  Thank you to the United Kingdom for the Magna Carta, Shakespeare, Dickens, The Beatles and The Royals … in no particular order. I wanted to get that taken care of, straight away. I’m Trevis L. Gleason of Seattle, Washington USA. I have lived with multiple sclerosis since my diagnosis...

Mike's blog - why do I feel guilty using my Blue Badge?

Mike Caddick Why is it I feel guilty using the spaces that have been set aside for Blue Badge holders? I have a Blue Badge.  I don’t need a wheelchair. OK, so I’m not the most agile any more, but I’m not incapable of using my own two feet. In fact I still drive – albeit it’s an automatic which takes away the inconvenience of needing three pedals,...

Louise's blog - the magical MS tour

"Congratulations! You have won an exciting opportunity to take a journey on the Magical MS Tour! The tour, which begins in Dubai, takes in all the sights and sounds, trials and tribulations of living with MS overseas. Tours include appointments with Dr Neurology, MRIs, medications, emotional ups and downs, and of course that firm favourite: symptoms. Although...

Diane’s story – taking part in a fundraising appeal

"The MS Society gave me a grant for a mobility scooter – and I’m glad I can do something in return. This week, my story will be featured in a mailing to help raise funds for the MS Society. Back in 2008, my mobility scooter broke down, and, as I’d had to stop work years before, I wasn’t able to afford a...

Hilary’s story – becoming the new chair of the MS Society

The MS Society has appointed a new Chair to take over from Tony Kennan CBE, who steps down after six years as Chairman at the charity’s upcoming AGM on 10 September. Hilary Sears will take up the post on 1 January. “I’m hugely excited by my appointment, and about playing my part in helping support people affected by MS with...

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