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Navy Veteran talks candidly about his “dark places” and helping others and learning that “reality is what we make it.” A picture of a plant helped.
He was diagnosed with MS in 1991 and reflects on his life as, ”A man who has lived a good life and is surrounded by people who love him.”
Veteran Scott Cleland does not let his Multiple Sclerosis keep him from teaching archery to students. “Say yes to good opportunities.”
West Point graduate Kathleen Owings has not let multiple sclerosis slow her down. Enjoys challenging herself running and uphill skiing.
Marine Corps Veteran with multiple sclerosis describes the highs and lows of her personal mountain. Determined to “start living again.”
Navy Veteran Frank Helenberger was diagnosed with MS while working as a firefighter and paramedic. He describes the onset of the condition in precise detail. And how he is dealing with it today.
Navy Veteran Michael Whittaker has accepted life changes and challenges living with Multiple Sclerosis MS and is making the best of every moment, with some help from VA.
Team Rubicon, a Veteran-led non profit, has launched the Emergency Food Assistance Program to help at-risk Americans with food delivery.
At least 20,000 Veterans with MS are cared for at local VA facilities. An important partnership with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society improves the consistency of their health care services.
Crystal Muscatello joined the Army National Guard in 2006. She was deployed to Iraq in 2009 and was honorably discharged in 2015. This is her story on how she is dealing with multiple sclerosis.
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Last updated October 5, 2022
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