I was diagnosed with MS in 1988 on my 20th birthday. (surprise!) June was the 20th anniversary of my diagnosis. Having had this has shaped my entire adult life. It's made me who I am today. What has helped me is that I've been a positive thinker since infancy. It has helped me cope and survive the hurdles as they come.
I'm married to Keith (my co-coping mechanism) and have a daughter named Madeline (my comic relief!) who is now getting bigger and older at warp speed!
Amy Gurowitz is regarded in the MS Internet community as both an advocate for and a voice of the MS experience. Her lighthearted writing style not only educates, it often leaves readers soothed and amused to the point of laughing out loud. With a master’s degree in Educational Technology from NYU she developed the concept for MS SoftServe and is now the president of that non-profit organization. This site will be the first that addresses the unique educational needs each individual coping with this most variable disease.
In addition to the writings on her blog MSLOL (Multiple Sclerosis: A Life of Learning) and is a regular contributor for Health Central’s MS site, she hosts a podcast also entitled MSLOL on MS Unplugged at Blog Talk Radio’s site. The show highlights inspirational individuals who are living with MS. In addition to these contributions she provides a compelling explanation of the an MS patient’s experience on panels and through speaking engagements for pharmaceuticals, Internet based health organizations and other professional groups.
She lives in Montclair, NJ with her fabulous husband and magical daughter.