Peer Support Profiles

I am in my 60’s and living with MS.  I still work every day as a contractor, have been married for 39 years and am the grandfather of 4.  I enjoy stained glass work and creating new ideas for two small businesses.  Looking to make my second million, I gave up on the first million!
I've been living with MS for 16 years, and volunteering for the MS Society for most of them. I'm married with 2 grown children and 6 granddaughters including triplets. I also use a power chair regularly.  Originally from Massachusetts, I've lived in New Jersey for many years.

Living with MS since 1990 (Diagnosed in 1995) I have "grown up" with the disease.  After 20 years with relatively minor effects from MS I am healthy and happy.  If you have just been diagnosed contact me.  I am a good example of the better side of MS.  I have experience with multiple MS medications, and symptom treatments.  This can be a scary diagnosis and I would be happy to speak with you. I am available by telephone or email.

I am married, over 45, have no children and am employed full time in the financial industry in New York City.  I enjoy sports (playing golf and tennis and a baseball fan) and music (play flute, piano and guitar).  I was diagnosed with RRMS in 1996, have visible signs of the disease with respect to my gait, but stay active through work, travel and leisure activities.
It feels like I’ve had a lot of challenges my entire adult life. I’ve had a few “careers”; from business to law to education.  I’ve also had the good fortune to live in a variety of places; from New York City to Philadelphia to Boston to Franconia, NH.  But there’s always been one constant: Physical activity…and when I was diagnosed in 1999 I accepted this “additional challenge.”  As my symptoms have remained mostly sensory...

I am a female in my 20's.  I do not have MS myself, but I help my Mom who has Primary Progressive MS.  My Mom was diagnosed in 1994 and now gets around with the help of her power chair.  I recently graduated from college and hope to someday go back to graduate school.  I really enjoy anything pertaining to music and the outdoors.  I would probably be most helpful to anyone who needs some support and a good listening ear.  I am available by email only...

Married with two married sons and enjoying two recent grandchildren. Living with a diagnosis of Relapsing Remitting MS since Jan 2002. In full time employment managing several major accounts for a computer company. A subject of Her Majesty the Queen living in the USA since 1987.  I am available by telephone or email.
Married 28 years, my husband was diagnosed with MS 16 years ago.  The challenges of being a committed spouse, positive role model for my daughters and working as a full-time professional can be daunting! Born and raised in Wisconsin, I've resided in Colorado for 30 years. Swimming and hiking sweeten my free time. My family is in-between cats, and we look forward to meeting our next feline. Sewing, humor and singing with friends bouys my soul, and I bake a mean batch of chocolate chip...
Having been diagnosed back in 1996 at the age of 24, I've put lots of time and effort into accepting my MS and dealing with the challenges or side effects of living with MS.  Now 42, I am a stay at home mom with 5 daughters who certainly keep my priorities straight which include taking care of myself and my MS.  My course of treatment has been Avonex and staying committed to a regular exercise routine.  We all need support and maybe some guidance and I encourage you to...

I'm in my late thirties, married and work full time. I love playing and watching sports, traveling and spending time with family and friends. MS has been a big part of my life since the age of 10 as myself and two other immediate family members have MS. Through every obstacle I've encountered since my diagnosis, my goal is to always work towards getting back to doing the things I always did "pre-MS." I enjoy connecting with others and being there for those who need a...