Jack Osbourne, son of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 26 years old. He shares his highs and lows with having the disease.
As a teen, Chantelle Hobgood started experiencing numbness and tingling in her lower extremities, which she chalked up to a pinched nerve. When she finally got a diagnosis, she says, “I broke down into tears.”
Veteran journalist Richard Cohen has a strong family history of multiple sclerosis, but he says he was in “denial” when he first started showing signs of the disease.
While 2.3 million people worldwide have multiple sclerosis, there’s a lot most people don’t understand about the disease.
Mom Judawn Merritt acknowledges that the future can be “scary," when you're parenting a 16-year-old with multiple sclerosis, but she says she’s so proud of how her son has handled his diagnosis.
After her diagnosis, artist Brooke Pelczynski was "terrified" she wouldn’t be able to hold a brush to paint or draw, but instead learned how to adapt. "I think that has made me a better artist,” she says.
Three women share their stories on the challenges of living with autoimmune diseases that are not very “visible.”