Posts Tagged 'diagnosis'

Beating Multiple Sclerosis before it Beats You

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Multiple sclerosis is a difficult disease to be diagnosed with at a young age. You don’t know when it will take its full toll on you, if ever. I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago at the age of 22. Even till this day, not a lot of people know I have the disease. I have relapsing remitting, so I rarely show signs of the condition, and when I do have symptoms I try to keep them to myself and hide them the best that I can. It isn’t that I’m insecure of having the condition; it’s that I don’t want anyone to have pity on me or treat me any different than before.

Posted by Jess Mar 09, 2011 Posted in Disability 8 Comments

No Matter the Outcome; Individuals Continue to Beat MS

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The National MS Society just completed a campaign called, “We Keep Moving.” A team of 3 individuals diagnosed with MS traveled to 10 different locations around the United States interviewing people that were diagnosed with MS based on a nation-wide vote. The individuals ranged from a 19 year old girl that was diagnosed at the age of 15 to a man that has lived with MS for over 30 years.

Posted by Jess Mar 02, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Receiving a Diagnosis

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Receiving a diagnosis that you have a permanent, debilitating disease is devastating. No matter what the diagnosis, you have to endure the words, “You have _______.” Those words are probably the hardest 3 words you may ever be faced with in your life or have already had the dreadful experience of being faced with. For me, I heard the words, “You have MS.” They were the hardest 3 words I ever had to endure.

Posted by Jess Feb 14, 2011 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

What College Students Think about Forced Termination of Pregnancy When There is a Diagnosed Disability

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Undergraduates were given extensive readings on abortion and the law, in a disability rights course. Here are their thoughts after completing the unit.

Posted by Tanya Dec 17, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments