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April showers might bring May flowers, but for those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) the month of May means much more. May 25th is World MS Day and throughout the month the global MS community comes together to raise awareness surrounding the disease. However, for the 2.5 million people affected by MS worldwide, raising awareness isn’t always enough.
For those living with MS, having a strong support system and healthcare team to deliver comprehensive care is a game changer. That’s where the MS One to One® program comes in; MS One to One® provides 24/7 personal attention for people living with MS through one-on-one phone conversations with MS nurses.
“Always inspired by healthy living and education, I decided I could do more to help people living with chronic illnesses,” said Denise Chicoine, MS One to One nurse. “As a MS One to One nurse, I act as a constant contact for those living with MS, giving tailored tips and information specific to their case.”
An MS nurse is a critical member of the healthcare team and their support extends beyond treatment. The MS One to One program is available to help connect people living with MS directly with nurses to provide personal support and advice about how to manage all the milestones of this disease.
MS is caused when the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system, damaging the myelin sheath –the protective layer covering the nerves that carry signals between the brain and spinal cord and the rest of the body. It is a serious, chronic disease that impacts each person differently, with symptoms ranging from numbness in the limbs or forgetfulness to paralysis or loss of vision.
I had the opportunity to speak with Denise to share more about the MS One to One® program and how it benefits MS patients.
Take a listen to the interview below
For more information on the MS One to One program, visit www.msonetoone.com.