Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, sometimes disabling disease of the central nervous system. Life can turn on a dime when someone receives this diagnosis: one day the body behaves normally, and the next it refuses to listen. MS can cause symptoms such as lack of coordination, weakness, vision problems, and cognitive impairment, but there is no way to predict when and how intensely one will experience their symptoms making life with MS uncertain.
With an average of 11 Canadians being diagnosed with MS every day, Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. But we’re on the cusp of new discoveries that can change the future of MS.