|Annette Funicello and Glen Holt|
Sunday, October 07, 2012
Annette’s caregiver pulls back the curtain
Annette Funicello’s spouse caregiver pulls back the curtain on not only the toll of chronic progressive multiple sclerosis on their lives but her recent CCSVI (chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency) treatment.
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“Now in a world exclusive Annette Funicello is back in the public eye. Glen Holt, her husband, invited W5 (Canadian news magazine television series) into their home to show the devastating effects of chronic progressive multiple sclerosis and to talk about his 25-year quest to find a treatment to help his wife…
… Today Annette receives around-the-clock care. She is fed through a tube and must be carried from her bed to her wheelchair.”
Back in 1992 when Annette Funicello first went public with her diagnosis of Mutliple Sclerosis it was a pivotal moment. Patti while technically diagnosed 7 years earlier had suffered her first major exacerbation 3 years earlier in 1989.
Diagnosed with 'chronic progressive' MS, they just faded away, as do too many. Caregivingly Yours was launched several years ago so one life would not disappear drowned out by the Big Pharma marching band of treatments for milder MS.
My hat is off to them both for inviting the world in to see that MS needs to be cured not treated.
Caregivingly Yours, MS Caregiver @ http://caregivinglyyours.blogspot.com/
My Lung Cancer Odyssey @ http://lung-cancer-survivor.blogspot.com/
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