Beyond Medicine: The Healing Embrace of Community for Those with MS

Jade and Kala’s story isn’t just about a disease; it’s a testament to the raw emotions and enduring love at the heart of facing a life-altering diagnosis like multiple sclerosis (MS). Before the diagnosis, their young marriage was filled with doctor’s appointments and a constant fog of uncertainty. Kala’s fatigue was dismissed as depression, leaving Jade feeling lost and Kala increasingly isolated.

From Misunderstanding to “Aha!”

“I felt like the depression came from the fatigue, not the other way around,” Jade confesses. Despite his instincts, there was little he could do and the medical misdiagnosis only led to frustration. Yet, when the MS diagnosis finally came, it was both a relief and a new wave of fear… more by clicking here.

W.O.W. – Women Only Weekend

We are excited to announce our first ever Women Only Weekend (WOW) April 26 to April 28, 2024, at the Quality Inn in Radford, Virginia! This event is designed to create a space for women in our community to bond, share experiences, and support each other in a fun and...

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Yoga for People Living With MS

When: Sunday, March 24, 1-2 pm Where: Sweetgrass Yoga, 17 W Main Street, Suite 125, Christiansburg, VA / (540) 315-6384 /  Cost: Free. This class has been made possible due to a kind and generous donation by Lauren...

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How To Get a Proclamation

Join Denise Ellis this coming Wednesday and Thursday, February 21st and 22nd online as she walks us through the process of getting a March is MS Awareness Month Proclamation from your municipality.  Wednesday February 21 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Thursday February 22 -...

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Our Mission Statement

Provide programs, events, activities and services for people living with MS in Southwest Virginia and the surrounding areas, including veterans.

Educate and empower people with MS, their care partners, friends and family. We will guide people to organizations that may be able to assist with their needs.

Contribute to awareness in the community, including educational programs to young people, first responders and community organizations.

Encourage and expand support groups to include assisted-living facilities, homebound people and help others start upbeat groups like ours.

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