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MS Awareness Week 2021 - this is your story

iStock-1009749608_0.jpgMS Awareness Week 2021 will take place from 19-25 April. The theme this year is sharing your inspirational real-life stories about living with multiple sclerosis (MS). It's your chance to help raise awareness of what life is like with a long-term condition, and educate others, all while celebrating your successes. 

MS is a condition that many people know of, but all too often, they don't really know or understand the true extent of what it is like to live with the condition. A common situation you may find yourself in is when you tell someone that you have MS and they will reply with, 'Oh my mum's friend had that.' People then make assumptions about you based on what little experience they have. It's one of the biggest frustrations many of you shared with us in our Loneliness and Isolation Report. As a result of the findings in that report, MS-UK made it a strategic priority to raise awareness of MS to help more people understand.

Tell us your story

This MS Awareness Week, we are inviting you to tell us your stories so we can share them across all of our platforms to celebrate your amazing accomplishments and help people understand that life doesn't have to stop because of an MS diagnosis. Perhaps you've worked out ways to manage your symptoms that could be beneficial for others to hear? Or you've achieved life goals, whatever they may be, despite your condition? Or perhaps you met a particular lockdown challenge with success, and could share your story about it?

Living with a long-term condition like MS may cause you to adjust the way you live your life, but you can, and do, go on to achieve amazing things which should be celebrated. We hope this will help educate the public and increase their understand of the condition, so next time someone shares that they have MS with them, they will show kindness, empathy and a true understanding of what you might be going through.    

We really look forward to reading and sharing your inspirational stories. If you would like to share your MS story, please click the button below. 

Click here to submit your story

 

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