MS Research Australia

Brenda, otherwise referred to as my ‘right arm’, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her mid 20’s. Her first symptoms were crippling – causing her to lose all mobility on her right side. Being tenacious, Brenda, soon taught herself to write with her left hand and steadfastly refused to let the disease impact her daily life. Over time, with the help of steroids, Brenda was very fortunate in regaining full mobility – and she now boasts the acquired skill of being somewhat ambidextrous. Brenda has had the occasional ‘flare-up’ over the years which have a tendency to occur when she is under stress. To help protect her health, we have arranged for Brenda to work from home. Whilst we are delighted that Brenda is coping well, we remain very aware of the long-term crippling effects this disease can have on many sufferers. As such, we are proud to support research that aims to find a cure for this disease.