Allie is originally from Edinburgh but now lives in Surrey. Whilst living in London in 2004 she had her first MS episode, but it was not until 2011 that she was formally diagnosed. Living in limbo for 7 years she buried her head in the sand and hoped nothing more would happen, but optic neuritis led to formal diagnosis and the necessity to accept that MS was to be part of her life. Not willing to sit and wait for the next episode she found Overcoming MS a few months later and has never looked back.
Since finding OMS, Allie has supported the organisation in many ways and in 2018 became an Ambassador for the Surrey Circle. Supporting the organisation that gave her so much after diagnosis and enables her to live a full life is really important to Allie and why she applied to become an Ambassador.
Allie lives with her partner, Neil and is lucky to be able to work full time as a Salesperson for an IT Consultancy firm. She enjoys spending time in her garden, running (slowly) and is looking forward to returning to Covent Garden Royal Opera House to enjoy the Opera in the Autumn.