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Trying to get funding for a disability van

Trying to get funding for a disability van

I have to admit, I never expected the handicap vehicle to be quite so much money. I’m glad at least when I started this journey I did start at the dealership first. I have a foundation from multiple sclerosis that is helping me but they certainly didn’t have enough funds for the entire van, or anywhere near it. The multiple sclerosis foundation only helps with the purchase of the conversion and they certainly don’t cover the full cost. I’ve done…

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When your MS progresses your assistive devices progress too

When your MS progresses your assistive devices progress too

As multiple sclerosis progresses, so does your assistive needs. The first thing I got was the handicap parking permit. I’ve had this for many, many years. I got this early in my disease when I use to work in NYC and had to take a train. The parking at the station was insane and even back then walking that long distance in a rush to catch a train was very difficult. I was never able to run or skip again…

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The Internet for multiple sclerosis

The Internet for multiple sclerosis

I was 27 years old when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. At that time MS had 2 therapy drugs available Avonex and Betaseron. The information on MS wasn’t what it is today because the Internet wasn’t what it is today. I can’t remember how but I joined a support group for multiple sclerosis. I’d say 3/4 of the group were in wheelchairs. At the age of 27, who had recovered 95% from her first attack, this was NOT what…

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