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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Stories of an invisible illness: Multiple Sclerosis

                                                                  

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May 25, 2016


It's estimated that more than 2.3 million people have multiple sclerosis, or MS, worldwide, and about Arkansans 3,000 have it. MS is a chronic, unpredictable disease that targets the nervous system. Today, medical researchers are making progress toward finding a cure.
Just 30 years ago, there were no treatments for MS, while today, even though there is still no cure, there have been breakthroughs in research. There's a new drug that could possibly put someone into remission for good.
However, this is a daily battle of silent symptoms you can't even tell someone has. Channel 7's Stacey Spivey sat down with four women with MS and their doctor, who has changed the way MS is treated in the Natural State.
Four women met at a restaurant in central Arkansas. All are in different walks of life, and some are even strangers, but they all have one thing in common.
"Welcome to the club," Marla Murphy said.
All four women, Murphy, Susan Spivey, Julie Cawthron, and Debbie Broadway, have multiple sclerosis.
Read more and watch their video found here


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