My name is Paul Dawson and I am 52 years of age living in Portnoo, Co. Donegal. I have had MS since 1993, however in the last 10years there has been a marked progression in my condition to the point I am now permanently confined to a wheelchair. Initially, I was quite hesitant to contact the MS society as I am a private individual at heart. Since taking the first steps I have discovered just how much support and help the Donegal MS society can provide to people like myself.
This week Joan Jordan talks about World MS Day, a blackbird and the soundings poetry book!
This week Mary Devereux shares her thoughts on how MS, the Leaving Cert and Covid-19 are alike!
NUI Galway invite you to take part in a study focusing on the experiences of dating and romantic relationships for Irish adults living with MS. This study may provide useful information for health professionals when working with adults living with MS.
'Maybe I’m like a swan. I look calm and serene on the surface, but my legs are peddling away underneath. In my case, I look disheveled, but my mind is racing, trying to problem solve, trying to cope' Grace Kavanagh
I am a General Nurse and our current climate has roused so many emotions in me. I am angry that my MS has prevented me from stepping up to the frontline and assisting and supporting my professional colleagues in a time of crisis and need. Ciara O Meara
The MS Care Centre is currently closed for health and safety reasons due to the Corona Virus pandemic. We miss our residents, chats in the coffee dock and our beautiful gardens especially in this weather, but we hope soon it will be filled with laughter and friendship again.
This week our guest blogger Mark Mitchell reminds us of the special place that remains at the heart of MS Ireland.
Researchers in Italy have been gathering data to understand if having MS increases the risk of a more serious infection of COVID-19 and whether taking disease modifying therapies may add an extra layer of risk.
Up, Up and Away for World MS Day
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