Hi, my name is Tori. My mom has multiple sclerosis. I often have to help her do chores such as taking out the trash, doing dishes, etc. But have you ever wondered what it’s like to have a parent with MS?
It’s not easy. Having a parent with MS means being there for them and helping them out. You can get MS in almost any part of your body. Arms, legs, neck, you name it! My mom has a disability in her legs. I pray every night that some day it will heal. Some day they will have a cure for MS.
MS happens when a cell in your body starts to attack the brain. Your brain sends signals to all the parts of your body. The cell(s) start to attack one of the signals. Eventually the body realizes it is attacking itself and stops. But it leaves a scar. This can happen to any part of your body, inside and out. But some day they will hopefully have a cure.
I often have to help my mom. I help her cook in the kitchen. I help her clean up. And this makes me happy. But sometimes I feel distressed. I feel sorry for her because she has a disability. And sometimes when she loses her balance, I help her up.
I always see her in a positive attitude. My mom still can, and likes to, cook, travel, go out with her friends, etc. I need her and she needs me. This is what it’s like to have a parent with MS.