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What is this website about?
Diagnosed with MS 2,5 years after settling down in Ireland, Willeke-Maya's award-nominated Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me started as an exercise in conveying optimism through writing six years later.
IMSM is a mix of personal experiences and general information about MS to fill the gap left by medical websites bursting with difficult, uncommon jargon. By accentuating often hard, funny or intense moments that come with the diagnosis of a chronic, neurodegenerative illness, she hopes to help change people's perception about invisible illnesses like MS.
Willeke-Maya is also a passionate disability and MS advocate in support of improved Irish neurological services. She hopes her tenacity can bring some dignity to people most in need of a modern, inclusive health care system which looks after every aspect of life.
©Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis and Me, 2011-2016
— Dr Melanie Hopper (@MellyHopper) May 25, 2016
— Alli, Scarecrow Diva (@AllisonMCameron) September 13, 2016
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Book Review – Trevis Gleason’s Chef Interrupted
The book is as engaging as Trevis is in real life, and a must-read for anyone with MS. Yes, life was interrupted by his diagnosis, but Trevis manages to squeeze every bit of life out of the good as well as the bad days. Laced with recipes, daily Irish events about dogs and how to life to the fullest, I can only recommend this book to anyone who's looking for some inspiration and motivation to keep going. #TrevisGleason #ChefInterrupted #multiplesclerosis #Ireland
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