Posted on May 28th, 2013
To mark World MS Day 2013, Multiple Sclerosis Spain (EME) and Genzyme have launched a new mobile game called EM Fighter (MS Fighter) to raise awareness and have a little fun along the way! Players must help Neuri the Neuron fight MS and collect objects to gain points. The challenge is to hit 2,500,000 points by World MS Day. More information available on the EME website. Download link for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/emfighter/id645859874?l=es&ls=1&mt=8 Download link for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lafactoria.emfighter Tweet This Post Share on Facebook
Anna from Russia was diagnosed with MS when she was eight. Anna struggled with her diagnosis at first, but she didn’t let MS stop her from going after her dreams.
In the past, I never made any plans for the future – I gathered I would simply not have any life ahead. Now I am positive I have my future before me! My list of plans is busy! And the disease is not included there.
Breea’s severe onset meant that she had to go to a university a bit closer to home than her dream college, but she still made the best of it!
I now know that life can change so suddenly so why not embrace it and live each moment to the fullest.
Brenda, 21, from Argentina was diagnosed with MS just over a year ago. Her diagnosis made her see that what really counts is the present.
I stopped thinking about the future so much. I learned that what matters is what I do today.
MS was the catalyst for Diogo to start transforming his life for the better.
I’ve changed a lot in my life but perhaps the simpler ones that can enhance everyone’s lives are these: eating in a healthier way, quitting smoking and being more active. These opened up a new and healthy way of living for me; it allows me to have more energy and strength for the big days ahead.
After being diagnosed with MS at the age of 15, Khaoula from Tunisia learned to wait out the darker days in life.
I don’t want to think about the future, I just live one day at a time.
Being diagnosed with MS provided an opportunity for Praneel to rethink his choices and go after what he really wants.
I changed my degree programme from Science to Animation and Cinematics – what I was always interested in! This was one of the biggest decisions I had to make and in a weird way MS led me onto a path that I always wanted to pursue.
One woman’s experience of how her relationship with her husband changed after a diagnosis of MS A lovely young woman with MS who wishes to remain anonymous wrote this amazing post for the World MS Day blog. We applaud her bravery in telling us her story and wish her all the best! Written by a very special anonymous contributor This blog is entering slightly scary new territory for me… In the past, I’ve been afraid to write about my experience of being diagnosed with MS and the subsequent breakdown of my marriage. I do know that my situation was very extreme, and in hindsight it’s clear how my diagnosis was the catalyst for my relationship to spiral into a nightmare of physical, emotional and…
Being diagnosed with MS at 18 had a big impact on Breea’s social life, but she managed to see things in a positive light and get on with her life.
“Many people think that because I do have mobility issues or that I may relapse that they may have to ‘babysit’ me. Many don’t take the time to understand my disease so they seem to want to avoid me to avoid having to talk about it. I was a cheerleader before MS. I am no longer a part of that cheer family in the way I used to be and people move on, feel like they have nothing in common with you anymore. I found out who my really close friends are and discovered which ones were fake or simply just not strong enough to stand by someone with such a life altering disease.”
Breea’s motto for relationships is:
Some reactions to Diogo’s MS diagnosis have been less than positive, but he’s managed to rise above and see who his true friends are.
“It was a great learning process, but it was worthwhile. It makes you a stronger person, more clear-sighted if you stand up and fight. There is a time that you struggle with boring situations related to MS. But on the road there is a moment were maturity arises and you can handle the situations in a different way. There are good and bad people. I get to know both types and learn to deal with them.”
Diogo’s motto for relationships is:
Brenda was diagnosed with MS at the age of 20. Her MS diagnosis came with new fears and insecurities, but Brenda didn’t let them hold her back.
“At first I locked myself away a lot , I didn’t want people to hug me or touch me or ask me anything about my life, but MS also strengthened my ties with the closest people in my life, and forced me to keep going, accepting others’ help and company, and slowly learning to live with what happened to me. So I came out of my shell slowly, first building a new relationship with my body and then with my surroundings.”
Brenda’s motto for relationships is:
What’s your motto?
Khaoula was 15 when she was diagnosed with MS. She was apprehensive about people’s reactions at first, but she soon came to terms with her MS.
“After being in denial for a while, I became strong enough to accept things and face people.”
Khaoula’s motto for relationships is: