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to me than any other article
about MS I have ever read.
I am in a similar position
to Kelly’s husband, Khoren.
I’m 41 and have had MS for
22 years. I can’t work outside
the house, so I remain at home
with the kids while my wife,
their mom, works full time. I do
what I can around the house to
take the load off my wife, and
I contribute a little financially
by working as a writer after
everyone else has gone to bed.
But everything would
crumble without the love,
support and strength of my
wife. It’s fair to say that she, like
Kelly, is a caretaker, but the type
of very special caretaker only a
loving wife could be.
Thank you for publishing
Tony Dear, via email
wants to know
about your creative
When the caregiver
The right article
Kelly’s Nieuwejaar’s article about
the word “caretaker” (“The
wrong word,” Fall 2012)—
and how inappropriate it can
sometimes seem—spoke louder
More ways to read
Stephanie Watson’s article (“ 11
online resources for the visually
impaired,” Fall 2012) listed the
National Library Service’s free
program for people with 20/200
or worse vision. The program
is open to many additional
people with MS, since it
includes anyone with a disability
“preventing the reading of
standard printed material.” You
need a medical certification,
but it can be signed by a doctor,
nurse or social worker.
I get double/blurry vision
when I read longer materials.
If I give in to temptation and
read the newspaper, I’m usually
wiped out the next day. My local
librarian suggested this program
and it’s great.
Martha Figueroa, via email
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Making an impact
It is so nice to read stories of
inspiration because it means
so much to me that there are
people with MS who are still
trying. They are not only trying
for themselves; they are paving a
path for all of us.
I would like to think I am
one of those positive individuals
who has MS. It has been
difficult, not only for me but for
my family and friends. Yet I am
comforted by the thought that