RHODC: Michaele Salahi reveals she has MS

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Michaele Salahi reveals a sad secret, she has had MS for 17 years. Michaele states “No one wants to be seen as sickly,” she explains. “And I didn’t want to be pitied.” Salahi says being positive keeps her going: “The only way I can deal with it is to smile and act like I can get through it.”

What is MS?
Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.

For more info on MS National MS Society

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