FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH MS
I sometimes pass the time reading about the experiences of
others who have MS. That of course leads to the inevitable
discovery of how many famous people suffer from MS.
You might be surprised to learn of some of the names I’m
about to list, I know I was. However many of the faces of
MS were already familiar to me.
Some are very public in their fight and serve as spokespersons
for the National MS Society. They strive to give a voice
to a disease which often presents with invisible symptoms.
Their hard work to promote MS awarness is much appre-
ciated by the MS community and its supporters.
Richard Cohen – Journalist and husband of Meredith
Teri Garr – Actress
David Landers – Best known for character “Squiggy” on hit
show Laverne & Shirley
Clay Walker – Country Music Singer
Others who may not necessary serve as offical spokes
persons for the MS Society, but who gave/give MS a voice
by talking publicly about their battle, includes
Rounding out the list of MSers that may surprise you
Stan Belinda – Baseball Player
Brenda Gildenhaus – Champion BMXer
Jimmy Heuga – Olympic Skier
Lena Horne – Actress and Singer (See obituary by clicking on link)
David Humm – Oakland Raider Quarterback
Adam Riedy – US Speed Skatter
Barbara Jordan – Political Activist
This of course is not an all-inclusive list. Just a representa-
tion of the large MS community. Unfortunately the list
of famous MSers will continue to grow, just as the list of
us plain folk with MS continues to grow.
The good that comes from knowing about others who suffer
the same malady is the comfort it presents and the help it provides
for all who need encouragement and different ideas to cope with the
everyday struggle MS becomes.