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Jamie inspires newly diagnosed at local hospital

Jamie Macpherson has been following the OMS Recovery Program for the past seven years and is one of the OMS Ambassadors in Birmingham.

As a National Sales Manager for a security company, his job involves a lot of travel and stress. Jamie cares for his mother who has had MS for the past thirty years and has found OMS a real positive source of inspiration in keeping her focused on her well being. 

Also a father of two, Jamie makes time for the gym to keep fit and healthy and enjoys swimming, weight training, spin classes, badminton & tennis. His partner has a horse which is a great opportunity  to get outdoors and enjoy some fresh air and Vitamin D from the sometimes occasional sun that visits the UK! Jamie credits the OMS Recovery Program for making him fitter and stronger than he was pre-diagnosis and reducing his symptoms which are now minimal.

Jamie was recently awarded the position of OMS speaker at the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. He is a regular speaker at meetings for people who have been diagnosed with MS within six months. Below he recalls how the opportunity came about and how it feels to be given such a powerful platform.

"The reason this opportunity came about was because my OMS lifestyle has impressed the MS team at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. They wanted to create a day for their MS patients to come and meet people that have lived and breathed MS and talk about their experience in keeping their symptoms at bay.

"At the event there were other speakers there including the MS Society, a NHS Nutritionist and a lovely lady from the Oxygen Therapy Centre in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton which is used for helping people with their MS symptoms.

"We each gave a talk on our beliefs and I personally found that the feedback from my talk gave the people in the audience the most hope and reminded them that they can have a healthy future to look forward to should they choose to follow the OMS Recovery Program.

"Maybe other people could see if they can approach their MS nurses to see if there’s some kind of joint venture to be had?

"The room was supplied by the NHS at a centre in Whitmore Reans and food, tea, coffee was supplied by the team.

"I’m grateful to have been able to meet a large group of people that have recently received the devastating news of having MS and then having them leave with hope. It gave me great satisfaction spreading the wonderful world of the OMS Recovery Program.” 

Take a look at Jamie’s pre diagnosis picture and a photo of him after following the Recovery Program for seven years. 

Jamie before and after
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