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Carla with her hands on Joseph's shoulder.

Enjoying Life and Motherhood with MS: A Mother’s Day Story

Carla received a life-changing diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1997. Three years later, she held her son, Joseph, in her arms for the first time. Since then, Carla’s MS has advanced significantly. She uses a walker to get around and struggles with memory, communication, and attention problems. But with the support of donors like you, research at Kessler Foundation is helping Carla learn to live with MS and lead a fulfilling life with her son. Joining an innovative study that assesses how an exercise program in a pool benefits people with MS physically and cognitively, Carla experienced profound results. Now, because of donors like you, Carla has renewed confidence in her abilities. She is having more good days, making lasting memories with Joseph. Read more>

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Caring for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury: Challenges for Caregivers

By Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, Denise Krch, PhD, and Andrea Gagliano, MS TBI researchers at Kessler Foundation

According to the Center for Disease Control, at least 5.3 million Americans need long-term or lifelong help with their activities of daily living as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Their families are often their primary custodians. With caregiving comes considerable physical and emotional burdens and a decline in quality of life. Unfortunately, the voices of caregivers are often lost in the midst of caring for the individuals with TBI. Read more >

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