The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Offers a New Resource to Guide the MS Community in Accessing Vital Information
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is pleased to announce the launch of My MS Journey, a new website addition accessed at mymsaa.org/journey. My MS Journey has been designed to guide individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) to the relevant information that best matches their needs – whether newly diagnosed or coping with the disease for many years.
MSAA’s new online resource, My MS Journey, organizes MS-specific content and resources into three distinct sections:
- Just Starting Out – appropriate information guiding newly or recently diagnosed individuals including links to resources to learn more about the disease, common symptoms, and treatment options
- Staying On Course – targeted resources to help strengthen the day-to-day management of MS including symptom-management techniques, employment issues, and ongoing wellness options
- The Seasoned Traveler – support services to address mobility, independence, and caregiving needs including links to resources for adaptive and mobility equipment, disability issues, and Medicare and insurance needs.
My MS Journey has been made possible through support from Teva Neuroscience and in collaboration with Opus Science.
Please visit My MS Journey at mymsaa.org to learn more about the information available within these sections. For questions about this initiative or any of MSAA’s programs and services, contact Sarah Masino, community relations coordinator at (800) 532-7667, extension 122 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services, such as: a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning publications, including MSAA’s magazine, The Motivator; MSAA’s nationally recognized website (at mymsaa.org), featuring award-winning educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™ (named one of the best multiple sclerosis iPhone & Android apps by Healthline.com); a resource database, My MS Resource Locator; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational events held across the country; MRI funding; and more. For additional information, please visit www.mymsaa.org or call (800) 532-7667.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. MS damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves of the CNS, and can potentially injure the nerves as well. This damage causes reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. Common MS symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, and various levels of impaired mobility. Many experts estimate that 2.5 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with this disease, and most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 50. MS is not contagious and researchers continue to look for both a cause and a cure.