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Monday, August 10, 2009


Cover Story: When a Driver has MS
by Patricia Wadsley

When Belkis Diaz was diagnosed in 2005, one of the first things she worried about was her driving.
“I had two young kids and I had to have a way to get them to school and the doctors,” said the Skokie, Ill., wife and mother. “I knew I had to continue driving. Then when I got pregnant with my third child, I needed my car even more. But when my symptoms started to act up, I was at a crossroads.”

For Diaz, and for many other people with MS, driving is a lifeline. It enables us to go to work,
connect with friends, take care of our families, do errands, go to church—and, most of all, keep from
being isolated. When MS enters the picture, bringing such symptoms as fatigue, memory loss, muscle
weakness and poor coordination—some people wonder if they should continue to drive.

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