Monday, August 30, 2004

“Ensuring Your Future..."

MSAA “The Motivator”, Summer 2004 has a fair and comprehensive article on insurance for families living with MS. “Ensuring Your Future: Selecting insurance for you and your family’s financial security” is the kind of article you want to read early and not from retrospect.  Actually it could benefit anyone unless of course you are psychic and can foretell you and your family’s health for years to come. It is not written by an insurance agent trying to sell you anything <grin>


The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America can be found on line at  Their publications are available on line but there seems to be some delay before the most recent magazines are available. You can request a print copy.


What I found even more interesting as part of their redesigned web site are the "reader controlled preferences". With a click of the button the READER custom controls text size and keyboard navigation. Visual problems and spasticity are typical MS symptoms than can impair use of the Internet.


Like so much about MSAA this redesign is “to ease the day-to-day challenges of individuals with multiple sclerosis and their  care partners”.


I try to remind people that there are two MS national organizations. The other is the NMSS (National Multiple Sclerosis Society), the juggernaut with headlines and the lion’s share of fundraising.


At the risk of oversimplification NMSS focuses more on finding a cure while MSAA focuses more on easing the day to day challenges. Please visit them both. Knowledge is power and more importantly HOPE!

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