Dawn Morgan

Dawn Morgan

Dawn Morgan, 47, Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

How would you explain Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis to a child?

Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS) presented itself with initial symptoms of numbness, tingling in my extremities, extreme fatigue, an electric shock sensation when I lowered my head, the right side of my body going numb, and difficulty taking a deep breath due to something called an MS hug.

What would you want the world to know about Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis?

I want the world to know that having MS does not make you stoppable.  This disease is not easy by any means, however you can thrive and have the quality of life that you wish to design for yourself.  Develop a mindset to never give up.

What does it feel like to live with a Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

When I think of MS and what it feels like to live with it, I cannot help but to feel as if it is an uninvited guest that has made themself comfortable in your home.  Of course you want to be cordial to ensure the atmosphere is peaceful but this guest is a nuisance and you realize they are there to stay.

Dawn Morgan

What brings you joy?

What brings me joy are two things; knowing that disease modifying therapy research has taken tremendous leaps towards ensuring patients can halt disease progression and live a happy successful life.  The most joy comes from raising my son and fully participating in his life.  I made the decision to not allow MS to take any part of being a present mother away from me.

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