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10 Famous People with Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis can affect any individual. Famous people make no exception. In fact, a great number of celebrities currently suffer from multiple sclerosis. However, most of these people were able to overcome MS symptoms, leading a normal life. Below you can discover a list of 10 famous people with multiple sclerosis.

 1. Montel Williams
A famous former talk show host, Montel Williams was diagnosed with this cruel condition back in 1999. The star claimed that he learned how to live with MS and he doesn’t let the disease control his life. Pain has been the main symptom he had to deal with.

2. Neil Cavuto
Neil had to battle both multiple sclerosis and cancer. His diagnosis came in 1997. The most disturbing symptom in his case has been fatigue.

3. Clay Walker
Famous country music singer, Clay Walker was diagnosed with MS at an early age, in his mid-20s. His condition was so severe that Clay Walker found it impossible to stand on his feet. In the past 15 years, Clay has worked to help raise awareness on this condition.

4. Teri Garr
A famous actress, Teri Garr received her diagnosis in the early 80s. She claimed that it is highly important for patients to learn everything there is to know about this illness.

5.  Hal Ketchum
A country singer, Hat Ketchum received his diagnosis years ago. The star claims that what helps him is talking about the struggle to deal with this disease.

6. Margaret Leighton

A British actress, Margaret Leighton is famous for her role in Separate Tables. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, too, but unfortunately in her case the disease caused her death, back in 1976.

7. Richard Cohen
A popular TV producer, Richard Cohen was diagnosed with MS at the age of 25. The disease has now affected Richard so much that he actually finds it extremely hard to stand. Unfortunately, he suffers from colon cancer, too.  

8. Annette Funicello
A popular singer and dance performer, Annette Funicelle was diagnosed with MS in the 1980s. The condition made it impossible for Annette to continue her career. She admitted her MS diagnosis in 1992 and founded the Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases.

 9. Victoria William
A famous singer, Victoria Williams was diagnosed in 1993. She decided to help other patients by founding several foundations that deal with people suffering from MS.

 10. Tania Hill
Tania was diagnosed at the age of 28. However, the famous singer made the decision to not let this disease take over her life, so she recorded many albums since that moment. Tania Hill claims that keeping a positive attitude can help.

Multiple sclerosis affects patients differently. Symptoms may vary from one case to another, while the way the disease progresses in each case remains a mystery.


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