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Patient Leader

Disease makes people–myself included–uncomfortable. I started It’s Only A Bruise to facilitate conversation about multiple sclerosis between myself and my friends after I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS in 2013. The internet is a scary place during diagnosis. There’s so much unknown and, at the same time, too much information out there. I strove to make IOAB the resource that I wish I had in the early stages of my MS. And so, my audience grew to include others with the disease and I now write for multiple online MS resources, as well as my blog, and I advocate across multiple social media platforms. This is my story. And it doesn’t end with MS.


West Allis, WI


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