In this video from the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Sara talks about how isolating a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis can be.
However, Sara quickly realized that the MSAA could reduce her feelings of isolation by providing education and much-needed emotional support. In 2011, Sara started experiencing more symptoms of the disease but needed an MRI to see if any additional lesions had developed. Without insurance, she couldn’t pay for the expensive test. As part of their Changing Lives Monday Through Sunday initiative, the organization stepped in to help Sara out.
Sara explains that the money raised for multiple sclerosis charities and non-profits is used for vital research, but patients often can’t wait for researchers to discover new treatments or a cure. Those who are already living with the disease need practical solutions and support in their day-to-day lives.
Luckily, the MSAA provides such a service for people with the condition, helping them with difficult situations and improving their quality of life.
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