Diagnosed in 1973, Jenny was in Year 10 when her symptoms could no longer be ignored.
The regular muscle spasms, lack of balance and numbness made it hard to live the active life of a regular teenager, so her mother insisted she see her GP.
“On receiving the news from my doctor, a rush of many emotions flooded my mind. When I looked over to see my beautiful wife and the tears in her eyes it was there and then I decided I was not going down without a massive fight”.
“MS is a constant struggle between what I would like to do and what I am able to do and it presents new challenges every day”.
“It’s a strange thing indeed to be told you have MS, one minute you have a relatively normal life ahead of you, the next you’re facing enormous challenges and uncertainty”.
“Without the support of MS Queensland, I wouldn’t have the inspiration and incredible friendships or the amazing support network that’s been developed across the region”.
“The first piece of information I received when I was diagnosed with MS was the contact details for MS Queensland. I made a call straight away”.