We are happy to welcome a new group to This is MS, called "Parenting Kids with MS." George Peabody will be running this forum-- he has a daughter that was diagnosed at a young age and has dedicated much time since then forming a support group for families with children affected by MS. We believe this group fulfills an important need for our overall MS community and welcome George's group with open arms. You can find George's Familes with MS website at: http://www.familieswithms.org
George has graciously provided us with the following introduction:
"Hi and welcome to Parenting Kids with MS. This forum is for parents and
caregivers of kids under 21. If that's your situation, like mine, then this
forum is for you.
Our daughter, Anna, was diagnosed at 15. She's now 19 and in college. We're fortunate. The first two years were really rough for her and for the rest of the family. Having other parents to talk to was enormously helpful. That's why this forum is here.
Over the last couple of years, I've been lucky to speak with parents of
young adults and far-too-young little one under 5. It isn't always an easy
road. How's that for understatement?
And that's where community comes in. This forum can help us develop a
community of experts. Hey, if anyone knows about parenting a kid with MS, it's us. The doctors and nurses don't have the big picture, that's for sure.
So, welcome. I hope you stay and help build this community by posting a
message, replying to a prior message and coming back often. We need one another.