Northern Ireland’s Multiple Sclerosis charity

Living with MS

Approximately 200 people from Northern Ireland are diagnosed with MS each year.

It’s important to know you are not alone, in this section of the website we share personal stories of from some of the people who have come to us for help.

If you would like to send us your story to be included here please get in touch.

John from Belfast

John who lives in the Antrim Road area of Belfast was first diagnosed with MS in his late teens.

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A friend from America

A story sent by a friend from America, diagnosed with MS in 1984 but went diagnosed for some time.

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Carmel from Maghera

Carmel Neeson from Maghera was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis almost 20 years ago.

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Mervyn from Magherafelt

Mervyn Hyndman from Magherafelt was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis over 20 years ago, soon after his symptoms started.

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Clare from Coleraine

Clare Walsh is a well-known member of the Aspire group in Coleraine. Clare lives with her family in the village of Balnamore, just outside Coleraine.

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Magdalene from Dungannon

Diagnosed with MS in 2002, Magdalene has found new confidence in meeting other people with multiple sclerosis.

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John Daly

Action MS Patrons

“When I was a schoolteacher it was always great fun to get out and about with pupils. This usually happened in the summer and the buzz and excitement gave us all a lift. Now as Action MS Patron I find those memories come flooding back when I meet hundreds of children who have taken part in the “Walk for MS” events across the region. - John Daly, Action MS Patron

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Schools Campaign

The Action MS “Walk for MS” is about school communities taking steps to beat multiple sclerosis as well as developing caring attitudes.

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