Ann Romney is the wife of the American businessman, 70th Governor of Massachusetts, and presidential contender Mitt Romney, and in 1998, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. For three years the mother of five struggled to cope emotionally with the diagnosis while the disease physically exhausted her. Almost twenty years later, she is now one of the most renown voices against the disease. She also found riding horses helpful as a form of therapy for multiple sclerosis.
With an active family life, Ann Romney dedicated herself to charity and became the global ambassador for the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases. To celebrate MS Awareness Week, Ann Romney shared her thoughts about her journey with multiple sclerosis, the importance of her family’s support, and the impact of the center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in her life. The hospital works continuously to accelerate treatment, prevention, and cures for the 50 million patients worldwide living with MS, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, and brain tumors.
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