Anna, 26, Russia

Anna was diagnosed with MS when she was eight. Coming terms with her diagnosis took some time, but Anna managed to get her confidence back:

“Now I am confident that I am in no way worse than anybody else. I am sure I will achieve all I want in life! I know I am strong enough for this. I know there are people around who will come to help if I fall.”

Anna’s motto for identity is:


What’s your motto?


Diogo, 23, Portugal

Diogo was diagnosed with MS at age 19. He believes getting on with life after being diagnosed is all about having a positive attitude.

I cope the best way I can find possible. I make my days worthwhile. It is necessary to know how to live and do everything that makes us happy. It is very important to live with principles, planning and discipline; but above all to live. I am learning to LIVE with those three concepts.

Diogo’s motto for identity is:


What’s your motto?