Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 6647 MSFocus Summer 2016 Debi Eugenia Winters-Jolliffe, Care Partner: Our children are always a call away, I'm here 24/7, and we have many praying for us too. Friends help with whatever needs to be done. We have lost many friends because of him being ill, but gained new friends along the way. [The MSF’s] Facebook MS page is also a great help. Kelly Roberson Dobbs: My family has been incredible. I am very blessed, I know. I hear about many people that don't get support. I was first diagnosed when I was 40 years old and divorced. I ended up living with my parents as I began a 9 month healing journey. Fast forward 3 years, I got a job in another town and my sister and her husband let me live with them for 6 months until I was able to afford to move out on my own again. Losing almost everything was very difficult, but I am healthy, working and sharing hope with others! I'm grateful every day for my family! P .S.: I am now married and have an amazing husband who supports me and pushes me... in fact, if the weather cooperates, we will go rock climbing this weekend! Anita Pheasant: My dad checks on me often, as do my children. Christine Ruggiero-Fierst: My sister and brother-in-law helped me find a neurologist, so I could find out what has to be done to treat my MS. Madeline Stahl Spitson: I have an incredible support system. From day one, my sisters (I have eight of them) got together and made a pact that I would not do this alone. Since my diagnosis I have never had to attend a doctor’s appointment alone, which is a lot since my doctor is two hours away. My brothers (there are six of them) are also always there for me, checking on me and making sure I don't need anything. But my favorite supporter is my husband, Mike. He has reminded me, time and time again, that he said “in sickness or health” and that he meant it. He has been by my side since this whole thing started. I love and appreciate him so much! All the testing and emotions that a person goes through when being diagnosed with MS is a crazy ride, and I couldn’t have made it without my AWESOME support system. Love you guys xoxo. Go Team! #youllneverwalkalone Heather Bidoli: My mom goes to every meeting with me that she can and my family is the best support group I could ask for. Always checking in on me. I love them all. Facebook Feedback is your chance to share your experiences related to topics covered in the MSFocus. “Like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MultipleSclerosisFoundation and watch for our next Facebook Feedback post. Our question for this edition was: “What does your family do to support you with your MS?” Here are some of your responses: Connect with us. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MultipleSclerosisFoundation and request to join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/msfocus. Responses have been edited for length and clarity.