14 Celebrity Ambassadors for the MS Cause

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David Lander

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“Actor, comedian, composer, musician and baseball scout David L. Lander announced he had multiple sclerosis in June of 1999. He joined the National MS Society as an ambassador to increase awareness about MS and the Society — and demonstrate that you can enjoy a fulfilling career and active life despite having a chronic illness. In November 2000, David was named the National MS Ambassador of the Year.”

source: National MS Society

Recently, National MS Society used a record $3M gift to expand services and outreach programs to multiple sclerosis patients.

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15 comments

  1. Donna Shelker says:

    I have been to three MS Seminars in St. Louis /St. Charles, Missouri were Clay Walker and his band performed after the seminar. One time I was chosen to meet him in person prior to the seminar and have a picture taken with him. He tells his story about his MS, tells jokes and other funny stories. His band is great and they travel all over by bus spreading his story about MS and is very motivational. Very enjoyable show. Thanks Clay Walker. 🙂

  2. Donna Shelker says:

    I met Teri Garr at a seminar in St. Louis in the early 2000’s a few years after I was diagnosed with MS. She told her story say that her gait was really bad at the beginning before she was diagnosed, and many people thought she was always drunk. She was very motivational, funny. Afterwards, she met with each person at the seminar and they got their picture taken with her and received a copy of her book. Teri Garr made me laugh because I have some of the same MS symptoms she spoke about. I can now laugh about them or make a joke about it when they occur when I’m out in the public. Thanks Teri, for making me laugh. I would love it if Teri would come back to St. Louis, Missouri, again in the future.

  3. Mary Conran Smith says:

    Thank you for bringing awareness
    About MS to people ( too many)
    That don’t understand what people like me go thru! 56, wife, mom,
    Grandma, daughter, sister, and friend. I have kept HOPE in my
    Heart and soul during my awful
    Battle going on 21 years! ❤️

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