Toccara was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2008 as she was wrapping up her final semester of graduate school. At that time, she didn't see anyone that looked like her in the materials that were available to help make sense of her diagnosis.
Toccara joined the iConquerMS RIDE Council (Research, Incluson, Diversity, Equity because she wants to help reach those who are affected by MS but don't see themselves being represented in the wider MS community, media, or the majority of clinical studies.
Although her diagnosis came out of left field, Toccara is always ready to motivate and help people see the good in the bad! As you'll hear, she passionately believes in the value of community to help you along your own diagnosis journey.
Visit The RIDE Council at iConquerMS.org
Interview by Laura Kolaczkowski
Edited by Steve Woodward at The Podcasting Editor
Podcast artwork by Jackie Zimmerman at Queen of GSD
Background Music is “Old Photos” by Olexy
Support of this project is made possible through the generosity of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.