Daily Archives: May 15, 2015

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Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable chronic disease of the central nervous system with no cure, causes symptoms ranging from visual, motor, and sensory problems to issues with speech, swallowing, vision, and balance. Musician David Osmond, nephew of Donny and Marie Osmond, was 26 when he was diagnosed with relapsing multiple sclerosis. And while he grew up watching his father (Alan Osmond of the iconic Osmond Family) battle the debilitating disease, he still had a lot to learn about managing the condition. Today, Osmond has been out of his wheelchair for eight years and travels around the country as a vocal advocate for the roughly 400,000 Americans with MS. He recently visited Atlanta as part of the Our Voice in Song Campaign (in partnership with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation) to perform his new single “I Can Do This” at the Atlanta MS Walk. We caught up with him, along with Dr. Ben Thrower, medical director of the Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center, to discuss how MS sufferers can do more than simply cope with the disease.

Hear David’s MS tips plus his new single… >>