Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.
The National MS Society’s vision is: A World Free of MS.
The Society’s mission is: We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
For more information about MS and the National MS Society, be sure to check out www.nationalmssociety.org.