Germany’s Multiple Sclerosis Association is hosting an event dedicated to recognizing those who have devoted much of their time and effort to supporting and empowering MS patients in spite of their debilitating condition. The Chairman, former president Christian Wulff, will be present on Thursday, October 16, in Berlin to honor the selected attendees, including author Thomas J. Erning, who is set to present his new novel My Life with Daly during the event.
In his book, Erning tells a true story about finding true love amidst his daily battle with MS. He proposes, “He who fights for true love should not claim victory unprepared.” Before recounting the ups and downs of living with MS, and holding on to hope long enough to realize one’s life should not be limited by a diagnosis. The novel is currently available for the Kindle.
“I have no helpful tips. Or, perhaps, just these: look before you cross the road, stay together and hold each other’s hand. Have bowel cancer screenings, use shoe trees and don’t worry about your future. Worrying in life is as likely to lead to success as chewing your fingernails on a first date.”
Readers’ reviews on Amazon are hailing the novel inspirational and an essential read for those who have or know someone with MS as it offers a more intimate look into the life of an MS patient, as told from his perspective.
In other MS news, patients with a relapsing-remitting form of the disease can greatly benefit from a new FDA-approved drug called Plegridy, which has been enhanced to last longer and thereby only require once-weekly injections. Biogen Idec, Inc. has announced how much a year’s worth of this drug will cost.