Hi, Jenni! So happy to see you here! I'm working on getting more people your age to the site, so if you find anyone in your internet adventures, please let them know about this board. I know your story, but I'm sure others who use this message board in it's entirety would like to hear more about you!
For those of you who don't know me, I have a 16 year old son who was diagnosed with MS 3 years ago, at age 13. And as soon as I can get him to sit still long enough, I will ask him to post his story here!
I am so thankful to Arron for adding this forum. Ever since my son was diagnosed, I've searched for other young people, and my hopes are to bring everyone together here, on this forum. We all need support and friends who understand where we are coming from, people we can count on to understand our ups and downs, and just to listen. And I've never believed young people with MS belong in a regular MS message board with the majority of the people posting there being older. I think the young people with early MS diagnosis' are looking at an entirely different future than some of the MSer's who waited years and years for a diagnosis. There is so much hope on the horizon for you!
I think you will enjoy utilizing this web site. I certainly have. It is truly user friendly, and full of important information that will provide optimism and hope for all who take the time to browse around and read a bit. I hope that you will also encourage your parents to use this site. I think it is important that we all learn all we can learn about the different treatment options, and about each other.
I will be the moderator for this forum, so if anyone has any questions or would like to get in touch with me directly, please send me a private message. I'm looking forward to hearing from you, and please help spread the word!