#BringingUsCloser… or something like it

30 May 2018, the day on which I write this post, is World MS Day. The global slogan for this year is #BringingUsCloser, closer to, according to the campaign, ending MS.

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Who are you?

One of the things I keep coming across lately is how upset some multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are with people that tell them that their symptoms “happen to everyone.” To be clear, I personally ignore such comments. But the frustration of those patients with the lack of understanding from their audience about their condition is understandable. Perhaps because the statement gives rise to expectations that MS patients can and should perform just like everybody else. Or at least in the way expected from everybody else.

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