Yvonne Desousa

Patient Leader

Giggles are good for you my friends!! Since my MS diagnosis I learned that life with a chronic illness would be so insane that I would go insane if I didn't learn to laugh at it!! Since then, I regularly use a giggle stick to beat up on the crazy and I swear it helps! Laughter is a valid coping mechanism and it's fun. On my website I offer a regular blog, funny one liners, info about my book, MS Madness! and a giggle page where everyone can share their own humorous medically crazy story. Please check it out! How you deal affects how you heal. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!

Location

North Eastham, MA

Nominations

Hilarious Patient Leader

Yvonne deSousa has dedicated herself to seeing the humor in her life as someone with MS -- a "sucky illness" that is "just so bizarre, you have to laugh to keep your sanity" (as she says on her website). The best example of this is the "Giggles" section of her site, where she invites others to share their own funny and ridiculous experiences.  — Robert

Past Awards Participation

Second Annual Health Activist Awards

Finalist

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