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!
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...
Husband, father, volunteer. Paraplegic. Writer & photographer who would starve if relying on these for a living. Many of us have mobility issues or concerns about mobility in the future. I have travelled from Aruba to the Arctic Circle, all the while dealing with MS. Does MS slow me down? It certainly does, but it does not stop me. If you want advice on travel or mobility aids, positive attitude, or just to express your concerns and get support, please feel welcome to contact me.  I...
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...
I am married, mother of two daughters, and grandmother of four grandsons.  I was diagnosed with MS in 1994 and am now considered SPMS.  I worked for 28 years in the computer/insurance industry.  Now retired, I enjoy sewing/quilting, reading and spending time with family, especially with my grandchildren.   I deal with the daily challenges of MS that include mobility, balance, bladder and bowel dysfunction, pain and mild depression.  I also have sleep apnea which...

I have been living with my wife since 1972 and we have both been living with MS since 1985. I am “semi-retired” from academics and continue to do consulting as a patient representative for several healthcare organizations and volunteer for the MS Society and our local mass transit system. We love to travel (US & International) and enjoy the entertainment options in our area (food, music, drama, art, and sports.) I am available by email only.

I was diagnosed in 1988 and retired on disability in 2001.  My background includes teacher education and executive management in hardware and software companies.  I’ve been a volunteer Peer Counselor for NMSS since 2003, and am also a member of the Northern California Chapter Government Advocacy Committee.  I live in Berkeley with my wife Anne, our pound mutts George and Gracie, and a 55 gallon reef aquarium. I am...

Soy Sandra, vivo en New York, tengo 51 anos, trabajo a tiempo completo  en una oficina de Bienes y Raices, tengo dos hijos  quienes son la razon de mi vida! Vengo desde la mitad del mundo Ecuador, fue diagnosticada en Junio del 2012, pero ahora que se mas acerca de EM puedo decir que lo tenia desde mis 25 anos de edad. He sido voluntaria de la sociedad de EM del Capitulo NY como hace 10 anos y adoro hablar con la gente que padece los mismos sintomas con EM. Como siempre digo...

My name is Scherna and I was diagnosed with MS in 2001. I am 48 years old with no children of my own but many nieces and nephews. I became aware of MS because of body weakness when working out. For me the disability was steady and progressive. I am grateful that I was able to complete my degree before MS affected my ability to keep up with a very demanding schedule. Now I am studying MS & ME!
Let's talk! I am available by telephone only.