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October 14, 2020  

MS, Mayhem & Motherhood: A Journey from Unsuspecting to Expecting

October 14, 2020

The Canadian MS Society states that:

  • 77,000 Canadians live with the disease
  • MS can occur at any age, but is most often diagnosed between the ages of 20-49
  • MS affects individuals during the peak years for education, career and family-building
  • MS is 3 times more likely to affect women than men 

Today’s guest Melissa Hayes candidly shares her struggles and challenges with:

  • Her Diagnosis at age 23
  • Starting a new career in the midst of multiple MS symptoms
  • Having multiple relapses at once
  • Worsening of her disease while on a Disease Modifying Therapy (DMT)
  • Raising a toddler
  • Reaching out for help
  • Having to enlist the help of daycare
  • Family planning
  • The fear of the future

But the story doesn’t end there. Melissa also shares her goals and dreams for the future with her:

  • New DMT
  • Finding the MS Gym
  • Improvements of MS symptoms through daily exercise
  • Accountability and Buddy Groups
  • New baby
  • Gratitude
  • Belief for herself and her healing
  • Vision and her "WHY"

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