The importance of connection

By Chris, TYSABRI Fighter for 8 years

Growing up in Chicago, live music was everywhere. I’ve always loved seeing how music can bring people together, and playing it is one of my passions.

There was a time when I was worried I'd never play music again because of some of my MS symptoms. When the symptoms didn’t go away, I started searching the internet for all the things that might be wrong. The internet, as you probably know, is a scary place. Finally, I made an appointment with a neurologist. I had an uncle with MS, and the more I thought about it, the more I thought that I might have it, too.

It turned out I was right. Even though my diagnosis wasn’t a total surprise, it still knocked the wind out of me. I regrouped and tried to think of it as a bump in the road. That wasn't always easy; at first, I was on another treatment, and some point later, heard about TYSABRI. I’d heard about it before, and known I might want to try it. So my neurologist and I talked it through and decided we’d give it a shot. I’m happy to say that, so far, it’s been the right treatment for me.

Now, on the weekends, you can find me out at the bar playing music and singing popular country jams. I’m so happy I still get to share my passion with those around me. It feels amazing to get involved with my community and connect with people any way I can.

Chris' experience is unique, and yours might be different.