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 What is Multiple Sclerosis? 

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. A variety of symptoms are possible, often beginning with periods of flare-ups and remissions.




 Making a Difference 

Thank you so much for sending the body cooling kit. Now I look forward to the summer instead of dreading the hot days. I really, really appreciate it.

Jean S., Arrington, VA

Thank you MSAA for all you do for the MS community. Feeling grateful for everyone working on making our lives better.

Cathy C., New Jersey

MSAA does a great service to the many who have MS, and to the families and caregivers who look for answers, support and understanding.

Jose F., Florida

Thank you so much for the cooling vest. It has given me the opportunity to win one more battle over MS. When I saw the package I almost came to tears. The resources you are giving MS patients are wonderful. I love the cooling vest.

M.V., Florida

I am so appreciative of this benefit [MRI Access Fund] that your organization offers. Everyone throughout this process has just been wonderful. I feel I have gotten the best care from the most outstanding professionals in all aspects.

Darci P., Idaho

We chose [to donate to] MSAA because your organization provides very practical items. Whether it is financial assistance, cooling vests and other physical aid items, or education for families and recently diagnosed persons, these items provide real and concrete help for people diagnosed with MS.

Lucy R., California

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MS Conversations: MSAA’s Blog

Ask the Expert – Numbness and MS


Featuring Barry A. Hendin, MDMSAA’s Chief Medical Officer Question: Does new or increased numbness indicate a worsening of MS, and is this symptom typically permanent, or can it subside on its own? Dr. Hendin: On the one hand, for people

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