My diagnosis taught me one thing: the notion that no matter what happens, life goes on. Since then, life became more imaginative, engaging and determined.
IMSM grew from the desire to convey optimism through writing in 2011. By sharing thoughts, hopes and fears, it turned into a “Hhmm… I can’t remember writing that!” mix of personal stories and info about MS.
Through sheer luck of the Irish, I received an invitation to write for Novartis’s MS blog ‘Living Like You’ in 2014. Soon after, the Irish MS Society added my name to their list of writers to provide content for their own blog ‘MS & Me’ (not to be confused with the title of my own blog).
Winning awards was something we didn’t set out to do. But we did, eventually.
In 2014, ‘MS & Me’ was a finalist in the Ireland Blog Awards, alongside my own blog.
In 2015, ‘MS & Me’ won a silver award at the same Awards in the Corporate Best Health & Wellness category.