Our Guest Bloggers

Caroline Kyriakou

Caroline KyriakouCaroline was diagnosed with MS in 2006. She has been published in 3 anthologies; Touching MS: Poetic Expressions and Something on Our Minds Volume I and II. Caroline is currently inspiring those with MS through blogging, her volunteer efforts as a mentor at MS Active Source, her Facebook group; Friends Against the MonSter and also you can ‘like’ Caroline’s page on Facebook right here.

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Carolyne Marshall

Carolyne Marshall

Carolyne was diagnosed with RRMS in 2002. She is a mother, a wife, and a sister. She is a scientist, a wanna-be comedian, an animal lover, and a lover of myths, legends, and lore. Carolyne loves to laugh as much as possible in life. She speaks both English and French fluently and has lived all across Canada from west to east. After various moves around Canada as a meteorologist, she now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Carolyne is the daughter of a woman who also had multiple sclerosis. Visit Carolyne’s blog at MS Means.com.


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Cheryl Peterson

Cheryl Peterson -Cheryl was diagnosed with MS in 2010 while living away from her home state of Florida.  She is a true Christian believing the Bible is God breathed and the only way to heaven is through acceptance of Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.  She feels blessed beyond belief, having survived a violentally dysfunctional family childhood , Stage IV ovarian Cancer in 2004 a fatal diagnosis of 8%, three months’. She knows God is in control of her life and looks to Him daily. Cheryl had a wonderful and fulfilling career that allowed her to travel and “investigate”, scuba accidents, snow ski incidents, white water rafting, world wrestling, anything dangerous and cool.   After her MS diagnosis, she lost her job, savings, house. Her mother offered refuge in Venice Florida where she stopped the world from spinning and began again, on her own terms.  Cheryl currently lives in Venice with her rescued Therapy dog, Toledo, who spreads love and joy wherever the team is called.

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Danielle Price

Danielle was 9 years old when her mom was diagnosed with MS. She graduated with a bachelors degree in Child and Family Development from Southern Virginia University. Danielle is happily married to a wonderful husband of 5 years and dedicates her time to nurture and raise her two beautiful daughters. She is a talented singer, enjoys music and participates in the community.

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Douglas Winslow Cooper

Douglas Winslow Cooper Ph.D. is a writer and retired environmental physicist, now helping to manage at-home nursing care of his wife, Tina who has multiple sclerosis and is ventilator-dependent and quadriplegic. Douglas is a freelance writer and book coach. He recently wrote Ting and I: A Memoir of Love, Courage, and Devotion...



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Helen Eckman

Helen Eckman thinHelen’s children were 1, 4 and 5 when she was diagnosed with MS in 1990 and now she has 5 grandchildren. Helen retired from her employment with the State of Alaska in 2002. Since then Helen has served a mission for her church volunteering in the Family History Department. Helen also gives her time to the National Federation of the Blind and sings whenever she can.


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Janet Gildred

Janet is friends with more than one person suffering with MS. Janet understands suffering having lived through years of debilitating migraines and muscle pain that lead to emergency room visits and also affected her ability to finish her masters in clinical counseling. Janet’s physical challenges have lead her to explore alternative means to resolve pain issues and also find purpose and meaning in her life. Janet joins MSrelief.com to inspire others by sharing her experiences in finding her own relief and giving hope to others.

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Judy Olsen

Judy Olson Judy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2003. She believes that a person need only be their best genuine self. Yet for those with MS, their ‘best’ is often a moving target. With the right medications, supplements, alternative therapies, wonderful friends and family and a healthy lifestyle she is able to continue to adjust and be the best “Judy” she can be.Judy is employed full time in the field of environmental health. She co-founded a local NMSS self-help group in 2009 then started her Blog at JustOnlyJudy.com in 2012 where she shares the ups and downs of a full life with MS, in a way that might encourage others to be their best genuine self.

Judy can be reached at Judy (at) msrelief (dot) com.

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Meranda Vieyra-Blass

Meranda Meranda was diagnosed with RR MS in 2005. She has experienced blindness in both eyes and immobility due to MS. Meranda is a wife and a new mother from Denver, Colorado. She holds a B.A. in Chicano/a Studies and works in the legal field. Meranda’s blog is called “Magnificent with MS” because she believes people can be healthy, happy, confident and productive with this disease. You can also find Meranda on Twitter and Linked In


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 Yvonne deSousa

Yvonne-deSousa-150x150 Yvonne was diagnosed with relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis in 2009. Yvonne created her blog designed to help those with chronic illness laugh amid tears. Yvonne also enjoys writing about Cape Cod history and has been published on Cape Women Online and in the Provincetown Banner, and Cape Cod Times and her recent book, MS Madness! A “Giggle More, Cry Less” Story of Multiple Sclerosis is available here. Also, visit Yvonne online at YvonnedeSousa.com or Yvonne deSousa on Facebook.


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