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Embracing Carers: Caring and Curating – A Support Partner’s Journey



Embracing Carers: Caring and Curating – A Support Partner’s Journey – Episode 41 – Transcript

No one has it all figured out—and that’s OK! In today’s podcast, hear one support partner’s journey as she has navigated life in “the sandwich generation,” caring for her husband with MS, daughter, and parents. It’s not without its challenges, but curating her family’s life with MS has allowed Cindy to focus on what’s always been there: loyalty, love, and friendship.


Embracing Carers: Talking Self-Care With Jon Strum



Embracing Carers: Talking Self-Care With Jon Strum – Episode 40 – Transcript

        

Being a care partner has been a central role in Jon Strum’s life. His experiences led him to become an MS advocate and start the RealTalk MS podcast. Today, we’ll hear from Jon about the drastic effects of MS, not just in his wife’s life, but his own. Reflecting on the importance of self-care, he shares his advice and encouragement for other support partners.


Can Do Month: Interview with Mitchell Bodnar



Can Do Month: Interview with Mitchell Bodnar – Episode 39 – Transcript

Reminiscing on Jimmie Heuga’s can do spirit, Mitchell Bodnar shares how he thrives with multiple sclerosis and focuses on all that is possible in celebration of Can Do Month. Special thanks to our Can Do Month sponsors: Bristol Myers Squibb, Sanofi Genzyme, and Genentech.


Navigating the Complexities of Health Literacy and MS



Navigating the Complexities of Health Literacy and MS – Episode 38 – Transcript

This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Biogen, Genentech, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Today we’re featuring Psychologist Roz Kalb, Neurologist Lilyana Amezcua, and Shawn Feliciano. We’ll discuss how ethnicity and health literacy has shaped Shawn’s MS journey and what self-advocacy tools she employs to live her best life. We’ll also hear from Lilyana about what makes MS in the Hispanic and Latino communities unique, and the research being conducted to better understand MS in this space.


Finding Your Voice: Part 2



Finding Your Voice: Part 2 – Episode 35 – Transcript

Living with MS may constantly challenge you to advocate for yourself and your needs. This can be especially difficult when combined with additional barriers such as racial and socioeconomic disparities in health care. But you can find your voice! Tyler Campbell and Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams share advice and empowerment to speak up and be heard.


Finding Your Voice: Part 1



Finding Your Voice: Part 1 – Episode 34 – Transcript

Tyler Campbell was following in his father’s legacy and on the verge of a pro football career when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. You might think this diagnosis would take away so much from a young athlete, but instead, it helped Tyler find new purpose. Listen to the latest episode of the Can Do MS podcast to hear how Tyler Campbell found his voice as an MS advocate.


My Motto: Adapt and Overcome



My Motto: Adapt and Overcome – Episode 33 – Transcript

We all know that MS comes with many challenges, but there is a lot that you CAN DO! Join psychologist Lucy Carriere and veteran Jessica Hinton as they delve into what can keep you motivated and moving forward as we begin a new year. Jessica talks about gratitude, mindset, and being willing to try things differently.


Finding Empowerment Through Self-Care and Accommodations



Finding Empowerment Through Self-Care and Accommodations – Episode 32 – Transcript

Diagnosed with MS her junior year of high school, Czarina discusses the challenges that come with becoming an adult all while navigating the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis. Listen to her discussion with mental health professional, Samantha Domingo as they talk about exploring accommodations and finding the best resources for support. Czarina shares her thoughts on how she cares for herself to make sure she is living the best life possible as a young adult with MS.


Advocating For Yourself Through Life Transitions



Advocating For Yourself Through Life Transitions – Episode 31 – Transcript

This episode features psychologist Meghan Beier and MS advocate Julie Stamm. The two discuss Julie’s diagnosis and the importance of advocating for yourself. We’ll talk about life changes through work, family, and symptoms. And, we’ll also hear about the children’s book that Julie wrote titled “Some Days We…”


Resilience: Finding Your Strengths and Staying Positive



Resilience: Finding Your Strengths and Staying Positive – Episode 30 – Transcript

Listen to an in-depth discussion about resilience in all areas of life. Karla Ramirez, person living with MS, and psychologist Linda Trettin discuss topics ranging from relationships and disclosure to self-care. Karla and Linda dive into challenges presented in everyone’s daily lives and how MS can make them look a little different, listen in on various strategies and coping mechanisms that may work for you to help you stay resilient!