Multiple sclerosis, often referred to as MS, is a disease of the central nervous system. Chronic and quite often disabling, MS varies in severity and rate of progress, and different patients experience varying symptoms from a set group. While multiple sclerosis has an immune system component in that the immune system attacks the central nervous system, it is not technically considered an autoimmune disease, although newer research may change that with time.
We would like to introduce you to a remarkable little girl named Symphony. In August 2006, when Symphony was just three months old, she was diagnosed with SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome). Symphony’s mother, Gretchen, writes:
March is the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation’s National MS Education & Awareness Month. To help raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis, we would like to feature two personal journeys with MS from Lauren’s Hope customers.