Formerly a nurse, Laura Sygrove-Quickmire has MS which has affected her mobility and sight. After leading an active life, becoming a wheelchair user and losing her independence came as a great shock. She says: “I became very withdrawn and bitter and spent a long time lying in bed sulking.”
Multiple Sclerosis is a lifelong condition which affects the central nervous system and the spinal cord.
Symptoms can include fatigue, vision problems and sometimes people with the condition can have cognitive issues too. Famous people with the condition include Jack Osborne and Jim Sweeney (UK comedian.)