"I would like people to know that some of the worst symptoms of MS are not visually apparent. Also, I’m not just a picky eater but, by rigidly following a whole food pescetarian (plant-based + ><>) diet, I’m not only protecting myself from the ravages of MS but improving my lot. And I’m not miserable in the process but thoroughly enjoying the discovery of new ways of eating.”
- Tom Jones - OMS Ambassador for Tampa Bay, Florida
"I would like people to know that MS does not define me, my body may fail me, but my spirit and soul are unchanged."
- Mike- OMS Ambassador for Louisville KY
"I would like people to know that I am managing my dis-ease with diet, lifestyle and medication and living well with MS!"
- Vickie - OMS Ambassador for Manchester, CT
"I would like people to know that I'm the same person with or without MS."
- Michelle - OMS Ambassador for Michigan
"MS is this invisible monster that lives within. My superhero-self has to battle it to have continue having epic adventures. It has a multitude of different weapons and styles of attack. I have to adapt and do what I can to gain health & mana to fight the beast.”
- Chandra - OMS Ambassador for New York.
"What I’d like people to know, especially those who don’t have MS, is, please be patient, please be accepting. I do not look sick. And most of the time I’m not really, but I’m careful with myself. Do not be offended if I cancel plans, if I get confused, if I forget things. I am sorry. The best thing to do is chuckle. I laugh a lot. Because honestly, it is funny. And if I didn’t laugh, I’d probably cry.
I can’t remember a life without MS. I was 21 when I first experienced the feeling that my body had its own plan that did not include me. When I finally got my diagnosis, it was a huge relief. And so I’ve lived my life MY way. Please know, I’m ok. I will fight on."
- Kristen - OMS Ambassador in Wyoming.
"I would like people to know that your choices matter in your MS wellness."
- Sarah - OMS Ambassador for Washington, DC.