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"Overall the experience was brilliant. It provided a focus, structure, and challenge at a time when I was struggling cognitively with everything."

Our services support people like Richard, read his story…

“From pins and needles in my fingers at 15 to the inability to walk for a period at 40, multiple sclerosis (MS) has impacted every facet of my life. It has shaped who I am today. You have to accept life is what it is – neither good nor bad, it just is as it is. That said, MS influences every decision I make.

“Ignoring the negative aspects of MS, also generated an opportunity for me to look at what is truly important in life. It’s imposition forcing me to look at who I am, why I do the things I do and more importantly, what is truly important in life day to day, it makes me think of how lucky I am.

“The need to be tolerant and thoughtful of others and their situation while being true to myself and those close to me, a far from the easy task given the ‘righteous know it all’ I am.

Which of the MS-UK services have you used?

“I was fortunate to undertake the six week poetry workshops earlier in the year.

What was your experience like? Have you noticed any specific benefits from them?

“Overall the experience was brilliant. It provided a focus, structure and challenge, at a time when I was struggling cognitively with everything, people and my place in life.

Would you recommend this service to other people living with MS?

“Most certainly. As a voyage of discovery and learning about oneself beyond the MS label.

Can you help?

We know times are tough for everyone right now but even the smallest of donations this Christmas will help us make a real difference. We are determined to reach as many people affected by MS as we can and ensure they can depend on us when they need us in these uncertain times. With your support, we will ensure everyone receives the help they need when they need it most.