Update on Multiple Sclerosis | UCLA Neurology



Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis

Sign Up for Our Living with Multiple Sclerosis Newsletter

Thanks for signing up!

We all try to focus on the things we can do in spite of multiple sclerosis rather than those which we no longer can. Wetryto do that… but not always successfully. As I’m just back a week from a trip to the site of the last Winter Olympiad, I’ve been pondering the legacy of a man with MS whose driving focus was on what he still could do.

Though not an Alpine skier myself (though I used to revel in Nordic — cross-country — skiing and snowshoeing), I’ve enjoyed watching the sport for as long as I can remember. Before I can remember, notably because I wasn’t yet born, there was an American downhill skier who raced down hills faster than his countrymen ever had before. Along with the memorably named Billy Kidd, Jimmie Heuga became the first Americans to medal in the Olympic Men’s Slalom (garnering silver and bronze, respectively in the same event) in 1964 at Innsbruck, Austria.

Just six years later, Jimmie was diagnosed with MS and told to avoid physical activity to preserve his health and to better “manage his condition.” Unlike many diagnosed at the time, Jimmie ignored this advice and developed his own regimen of exercise and nutrition to help him cope with his disease.

Remember, this is over two decades before drugs for MS were even being tested.

Jimmie also focused himself on positive attitude. He focused on what hecoulddo rather than what he could no longer accomplish. In short, Jimmie Heuga continued with the “Can Do” attitude that got him into the rarified air of the Olympic athlete.

It was fitting then that not long after Jimmie passed away (on the eve of the Olympics held at the venue I visited last week), the directors of the Jimmie Heuga Center for MS renamed the organization “.”

You may or may not have heard of Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, but either way I’d encourage you all to have a look at their site. I know many people who have visited their physical center in Colorado. I know many more who have benefitted from programs, services and research they offer on-line and via mail.

Like you, I am always on the lookout for something which not only helps me make sense of this senseless disease, but also for people who understand the difference between “can do” and Pollyanna. Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is steeped in the traditions of a man who knew that, with hard work, almost anything was possible… and that even those things not surmountable with work, could be eased by attitude.

Wishing you and your family the best of health.

Cheers

Trevis

Don’t forget that you can also follow me via my , on , and our new group on . Check out our bi-monthly blog I'm doing for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of the United Kingdom, , as well as our very special new monthly blog for the .

Last Updated:4/4/2012
Important:The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not Everyday Health.
Any opinions, advice, statements, services, advertisements, offers or other information or content expressed or made available through the Sites by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors and not Everyday Health. Neither Everyday Health, its Licensors nor any third-party content providers guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any content. Furthermore, neither Everyday Health nor its Licensors endorse or are responsible for the accuracy and reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on any of the Sites or Services by anyone other than an authorized Everyday Health or Licensor representative while acting in his/her official capacity. You may be exposed through the Sites or Services to content that violates our policies, is sexually explicit or is otherwise offensive. You access the Sites and Services at your own risk. We take no responsibility for your exposure to third party content on the Sites or the Services. Everyday Health and its Licensors do not assume, and expressly disclaim, any obligation to obtain and include any information other than that provided to it by its third party sources. It should be understood that we do not advocate the use of any product or procedure described in the Sites or through the Services, nor are we responsible for misuse of a product or procedure due to typographical error.





Video: Multiple Sclerosis in less than 10 minutes!!!

Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis
Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis images

2019 year
2019 year - Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis pictures

Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis recommend
Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis forecasting photo

Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis picture
Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis picture

Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis new images
Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis new foto

pics Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis
foto Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis

Watch Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis video
Watch Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis video

Communication on this topic: Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis, can-do-multiple-sclerosis/
Forum on this topic: Can-Do Multiple Sclerosis, can-do-multiple-sclerosis/ , can-do-multiple-sclerosis/

Related News


How to End a Celebrity Gossip Addiction
3 Moves That Whittle Your Waist
How to Monetize Your Blog
Easy DIY SPA Facials
How to Make Pictures Using Keyboard Keys
Conspiracies are spreading about the migrant caravan in Mexico
Clean Eating: Your Visual Guide To Buying The Best Packaged Foods
Ham and Potato Cakes
Beauty Blogger Makes Herself Look Like Jennifer Lopez WithMakeup
5 Healthy Foods for Instant Energy
Ainsley’s Spring Collection Is Right On Time
Tampons Contain a Worrying of Plastic. Heres Everything There Is to Know about Menstrual Cups
How to Approach a Bisexual Guy in the Closet
JK Rowling confirmed fan theory about pronouncing Hermiones name



Date: 15.12.2018, 05:58 / Views: 33154