The Motivator – Winter/Spring 2018

Cover Story

Finding Direction When Newly Diagnosed

By Susan Wells Courtney
Topics include MS basics, treatment options, details on symptoms, relationships, employment issues, SSDI, and more.


Up Front

By Gina Ross Murdoch
MSAA’s President and CEO talks about finding one’s “new normal” when newly diagnosed, along with new friends she made through Team MSAA.

Ask the Doctor

By Jack Burks, MD
MSAA’s chief medical consultant answers questions sent in by readers.

Research News

By Susan Wells Courtney
Featured news includes stem-cell research, encouraging results with siponimod for SPMS, and the withdrawal of Zinbryta®.

Program Notes

By Peter Damiri
Details are provided about MSAA’s Cooling Distribution Program, MRI Access Fund, and My MSAA Community.

Thoughts about Giving

By Angel Serrano, CFRE and Kaitlyn Gallagher
Ways to give, endurance events, and other fundraisers are highlighted.

Stories to Inspire

By Courtney Carver
Author Courtney Carver found happiness by simplifying her life.

Spread the Word

Two books from MSAA’s Lending Library are featured.

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