John Platt is a husband and father of two daughters. Officially diagnosed with MS in 2005, John connected with the Society, has become a tireless MS activist and volunteer and was named chair of Pennsylvania’s Government Relations Committee in 2012. John’s focus in 2014 is a personal journey to walk 1,362.4 miles (Which represents one step for every individual in the world living with MS) fifty-two marathons in fiftytwo weeks. At the Society’s 2014 Public Policy Conference, John delivered this speech about what motivates him to be an MS activist. Become an MS activist and learn more about the Society’s advocacy priorities here.