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MS in the Media

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By, Samantha Stambaugh – Shippensburg, PA

December 2, 2013

Multiple Sclerosis can affect anyone. Men, women, children, and even celebrities.

  • Jack Osbourne, Sharon and Ozzy’s son, is recently known for Dancing with the Stars. He was diagnosed in June of 2012.
  • Real Housewives of DC star, Michaele Salahi, kept her diagnosis private for 17 years. Salahi revealed her MS in a book written in 2010.
  • Emmy-wnning TV producer, Richard Cohen, has been living with MS for 47 years. Cohen also had two diagnosis of colon cancer and is legally blind.
  • Talk-show host, Montel Willaims, was diagnosed in 1999. The stress from the disease almost caused him to take his live. However, he fought back and with a very intense workout schedule and injections, he was able to slow the progression. He started the Montel Williams MS Fund and has raised over $1.5 million for research towards a cure.
  • R&B singer, Tamia, is the wife of NBA Star, Grant Hill. Tamia was diagnosed in 2003 and has remained in shape to improve her health.
  • David and Alan Osmond, son and father respectively, both live with the disease. They are Donny and Marie’s brother and nephew.
  • Ann Romney, wife of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, was diagnosed with MS in 1998. She experienced dizziness and fogginess of the brain.

Anyone, both with and without MS, has access to resources that benefit MS Societies all over the world.

MS Resources

Keep S’Myelin Etsy Shop is ran by Kayla Chatkiewicz. Chatkiewicz makes bracelets for men, women, and children to create awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. $1 of every bracelet sold will be donated to the MS Society of Canada. Keep S’Myelin has an Etsy Shop, an instagram, and a twitter.

Keep S’Myelin

Endless Pursuit is a faith based MS nonprofit based in the north west. They sell bracelets to create awareness, set up hiking trips, and have a blog. They also have a website, an instagram, a twitter, and a facebook.

Endless Pursuit