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Who, what & why?
Unless you're dropping in to see if I am hiding in books all day, MS is the reason you are dwelling on this page. If so, I am sorry to hear you are in a loveless affair as devious as multiple sclerosis.
Mine knocked on my door 2,5 years after settling down in Ireland, and IMSMe started as an exercise in conveying optimism through writing.
This website is a mix of personal experiences and general information about MS to fill the gap left by websites filled with difficult medical jargon. By accentuating hard, funny or intense moments that come with the diagnosis of a chronic, neurodegenerative illness, I hope to help change people's perception about invisible illnesses like MS.
Hopefully we will connect somehow to share its burden and be an inspiration for each other. After all, Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me was created to do just that: trying to make some sense of all this nonsense.
©Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis and Me, 2011-2017
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Finalist Ireland Blog Awards 2016
Longlisted Ireland Blog Awards 2015
Finalist Ireland Blog Awards 2014
Shortlisted Ireland Blog Awards 2013
Irish MS Society blog
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MS Ireland Volunteer of the Year 2016
Finalist Ireland Blog Awards (Corporate) 2016
Silver Medal Ireland Blog Awards (Corporate) 2015
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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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