The theme for World MS Day in 2017 was #LifewithMS. A day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future.
MSIF chose one of our very own MSA National Advocates, Mike, to feature in this year's campaign. Out of all the people nominated to take part, he was one of only 3 selected from around the world, and we weren’t surprised. His strategy, “Any two of three,” is a great tip to manage fatigue!
He shares his MS story, and also has some other great tips like the last one he mentions, that we really love, "Don't worry too much about the things you have to say 'no' to." Wise words for anyone!
Erin was first diagnosed at 21, although had experienced early onset MS since she was 18. In the years since, she has achieved a lot, both professional and personal, including becoming one of our MSA National Advocates. She has learnt some amazing tips and tricks she is happy to share, some serious, some not so serious, all hopefully very helpful for people with MS
A writer, director, teacher, and a young person with MS, Astrid recommends “educating yourself” and “taking active control, day to day.” She became a National Advocate for MS Australia in March 2015 – the same time she identified herself as LadywithMS.
Sonia is a fun-loving young woman who has had MS for 14 and a half years. Sonia shares her big challenges including mobility, employment, insomnia and even having to learn to be left-handed because her "MS just decided" she didn't need her right hand anymore. She also shares a plethora of tips and tricks for #lifewithMS.
Teisha has had MS for 20 years now, it has impacted every element of her life, but she says "but that's not necessarily all a negative." It has also made her pro-active and flexible so that everything she does is "about my health and wellbeing." She shares tips on #lifewithMS and everything from travel, her career, her social life, even shopping!
Australian Parliament has recognised World MS Day 2017
World MS Day events
Join in the World MS Day 2017 conversation:
- like us on MS Australia’s Facebook page and add your comments
- look for us on Twitter @MS_Australia
- share your own tips for living better with MS using #LifewithMS, for more information visit: https://worldmsday.org/about/