MS Head Start is a video series hosted by multiple sclerosis (MS) advocate Damian Washington, designed to help people newly diagnosed with MS through the first steps of their journey. Follow along with Damian as he discusses different aspects of MS management and daily life in each video.
For friends and family who have someone in their life dealing with the challenges of multiple sclerosis (MS), it can be difficult to know how to provide support and care. In this week’s video, Damian Washington has some advice for how to talk to your loved ones about your MS diagnosis and how they, in turn, can offer support. Sometimes just being there for the person is enough!
In our companion article, Jessie Ace talks about how an MS diagnosis affects more than just the person with the disease and what friends and family can do to help and care for someone with MS.
Watch the video and check out the companion article below.
Damian, who lives in Los Angeles, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2017. As an MS advocate, Washington uses his YouTube channel, NoStressMS, which has more than 6,000 subscribers, to educate and raise awareness about life with MS. He also provides his insight into the patient experience to pharmaceutical companies. Damian often says, “MS is a terrible way to meet wonderful people.”
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