Inspirational Stories: Being an Athlete With MS

“You have multiple sclerosis” is something that no one wants to hear. Some people hear it but have no idea what it means. Some think they’ll end up in a wheelchair and that their life will never be the same.

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That’s somewhat true. Life will change and MS patients will have to adapt to their new condition. That’s exactly what happened to Crystal Phillips. Being an athlete her whole life, this incredible women saw her life totally change when she was diagnosed with MS. In this video shared by Branch Out Neurological Foundation, learn more about what multiple sclerosis is, how it affected Crystal’s life, how she got diagnosed and when she started to notice something was wrong.

Learn more about Branch Out Foundation, a charity Crystal co-founded in 2010 to help accelerate innovative technologies and non-pharmaceutical approaches to healing neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, depression, concussions etc.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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