Veronica Daniels-Lewis is a Multiple Sclerosis myth-buster! Firstly, she is a woman of color - and as we've learned before, some medical professionals still believe that MS is a white woman's disease. Secondly, her three pregnancies were all marked by symptoms that she now recognizes as being early presentations of MS, busting the myth that all women with MS see a reduction in disease activity when they're pregnant.
All of which goes to show that MS is a condition where what one person experiences is not necessarily the case for everyone.
In this interview, Veronica talks about her fight to get a diagnosis, her voluntary work for the National MS Society, and the fact that, when she was diagnosed in 1996, nobody thought that nutrition or exercise could play a part in managing MS - another myth that has been well and truly busted!
Support of this project is made possible through the generosity of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.