Blog Articles, tagged with: Worldmsday

We Are People We Are Ireland

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This week to mark the occasion of World MS Day, Aoife Kirwan talks to TDs and Senators in Leinster House about the quality of life for people living with MS in Ireland. Read Aoife's inspiring speech! ‘I'm here to talk to you this morning as a person with MS but I am much more than that. I ...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday June 01 2017 02:18 PM

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Living With – Not Suffering From – Multiple Sclerosis

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In the lead up to World MS Day 2017, MS & Me blogger, Trevis L Gleason gets behind this year’s theme Life with MS It could be said that I often quip about my multiple sclerosis as a coping mechanism. “Sure,” I’m oft heard saying when someone bemoans my disease more th...

Published by Trevis L Gleason on Thursday May 25 2017 10:00 AM

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MS Doesn’t Stop Me

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To say that 'MS doesn't stop me', I'm lying, or at the very least, exaggerating. To be more accurate, I can say, unequivocally, that I do my very, very best to not let it get in the way. Lucina When the 'MS & Me' blogging team were picking topics to write about earlier this year, I was very ...

Published by Lucina Russell on Thursday May 26 2016 11:04 AM

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Access to UNCRPD

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Access to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities When people hear news related to the United Nations, they immediately think of countries at war or of those in third world regions that need humanitarian help. But what if I told you that people with disabilities in Ireland ...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday May 28 2015 12:52 PM

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#StrongerthanMS … But Not Alone

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'With World MS Day upon us blogger Trevis Gleason believes that he is #strongerthanMS, but not alone' Today, 27th May, is World MS Day 2015. Around the globe people are taking part in awareness events, attending educational programs, talking about the topic of access and hash tagging social medi...

Published by Trevis Gleason on Wednesday May 27 2015 11:58 AM

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Access to a Public Loo!

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I took some time to think about my approach to my blog post. “Access” encompasses so many issues it was a little bit daunting to pick one.  I wanted to make sure I picked a topic that I fully relate to. One obvious topic is access to treatments or specialists or hospitals... som...

Published by Niamh McCarron on Thursday June 12 2014 11:00 AM

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Access to Information

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Bite Sized Pieces It was hard to know where to begin with this months topic of 'access', as I don't have any physical access issues. There are, however, other things that get in my way. You could call it restricted access (to my life). I'm thinking particularly of the times when fatigue, nausea ...

Published by Lucina Russell on Thursday June 05 2014 11:00 AM

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Accessibility around the World!

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Does accessibility mean the same thing to you as it does to me? Accessibility, or lack thereof, is really a hobby horse of mine and it really gets my juices flowing, makes my blood boil! Accessibility is not just about ‘getting there’. It should be about what you can do when you get ...

Published by Declan Groeger on Friday May 30 2014 11:00 AM

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Access to Treatments

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When I was first diagnosed with MS, I was given information on a number of drugs. At the time I felt that being diagnosed in my early twenties would have to work to my advantage as I would get on treatment faster and have it working in my system for a long time. As my MS was extremely active in t...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Wednesday May 28 2014 10:00 AM

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Access: 'Plan My Journey'

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I’m sure Boris Johnson didn’t have me in mind when he was making London more accessible. More like the 20 million spectator journeys he had to facilitate during the 2012 Olympic Games! Anyhow, I was very happy to reap the benefits of his logistical nightmare when I was planning a trip...

Published by Joan Jordan on Monday May 26 2014 02:21 PM

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