Welcome to MS Positive

//Welcome to MS Positive

Welcome to MS Positive

My name is Toni Krok and I’m 40 years old.  I have 2 gorgeous girls aged 13 and 10, and a caring and supportive husband called Dov.

Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with MS.  When I heard the words Multiple Sclerosis I immediately thought I was going to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair.

Over time, I came to understand that MS affects everyone differently. Like everybody else, I have good and bad days.  But I am very stubborn and I determined not to let the MS get the better of me.  I have learned how to look after myself and responded with positive thinking, exercise and healthy eating.

I am very lucky – I have a supportive family and friends, and we are financially comfortable – and it makes a huge difference.  As I talked to others with MS, however, I quickly realized that they didn’t have the same advantages that I had and that made it much, much harder for them to be positive about living with the MS.

Initially, I responded by getting together with some friends to raise some money for the MS Society.  It’s an amazing charity undertaking a huge range of work to fight MS, from medical research and campaigning to providing information and making grants.   I really recommend you check out their website.

But still I felt something was missing.   I wanted to provide the personal, bespoke emotional and practical support that, with the best will in the world, is always a challenge for an organisation on the scale of the MS Society.

So I have got together with my friends, Janine and Pam, and we have decided to launch MS Positive, not to replace existing support networks and organisations but to complement them with a phone-line staffed by and for people with MS, exercises classes, wellness advice and so on.  It’s all about supporting individuals and families personally and being small.

As ever, I have given myself a huge amount to do, but the excitement starts here.  Please join me on my journey.

Toni x

By | 2017-09-25T12:16:24+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Toni's Blog|0 Comments

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