Health professional comfirm that people with MS are being denied vital support because of the impact of COVID-19 on essential rehabilitation services.
MS / Multiple Sclerosis
Broken computer leads to admiration and respect
Ian Franks, who has MS and uses a wheelchair, explains what a broken laptop meant to him - and his consequent thought of others unable to lose themselves in something else besides their disease or disability.
Not always dwelling on your illness – Ann Romney, MSer
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Two making music: Remote in pandemic, together in MS
Two American musicians with multiple sclerosis, one in Texas and the other in New York, have made something amazing over the last year and a half.
More Testing, Less Testing – The President Has No Plan
Ian Franks piles derision on Trump's idea that doing less testng will really reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in the US.
Siponimod SPMS treatment on rocks but not sunk in health service quest
MS organisations battle for SPMS treatment to be available to those who need it. Draft guidelines challenged.
“Too complicated” claim denounced by disability campaigners
Ian Franks accuses government of being disingenuous - as well as uncaring, lacking compassion, discriminating against people with disabilities, and ... being pathetic.
Coronavirus advice update for MSers gives cause for reflection
In light of the latest advice from MSIF on coronavirus, Ian Franks finds he is in all four high risk categorizes for people with MS. And that makes him look back and wonder about the unpleasant illness he endured, starting in December in California.
Wheelchairs: Don’t be scared, embrace them as friends
Ian Franks has MS and, because he has severe mobility problems, he is also a wheelchair user. Today he says don't be afraid to use wheelchairs, they are tools to help you get around and improve your independence.
My friend, ‘Tell Laura’ singer dies 60 years after topping charts
Ian Franks tells of his friendship with singer Ricky Valance who died last week. Ricky took 'Tell Laura I Love Her' to number one in 1960.