Receiving an MS diagnosis can be frightening. And receiving that diagnosis as a young adult can feel like your whole world just got flipped upside down. When Matoaka Kipp (she/her/hers) received her MS diagnosis at the age of 21, she not only had to come to terms with how that diagnosis would change her life but as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Matoaka also had to confront some of the systemic inequities of our healthcare system.
Matoaka joins me this week to share her MS journey.
We're also talking about why the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a lawsuit that threatened access to healthcare for every person living with MS in the United States.
We'll tell you who was just named this year's recipient of the prestigious Charcot Award and you'll learn how this person's work has directly affected your MS diagnosis.
We're sharing the surprising results of a study of cannabis use and cognition among people with MS.
And we'll tell you about a $1 million dollar award that will fund no-cost outdoor adventures (think adaptive skiing, kayaking, etc!) for young adults who are living with MS.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
National MS Society's statement in support of the LGBTQ+ community :22
U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Out ACA Lawsuit (and why that matters to everyone living with MS) 3:26
Winner of the Charcot Award is announced 7:14
Surprising results from a study on cannabis and cognition among people with MS 10:07
If you're living in the U.K. and you use a wheelchair for mobility, here's your chance to be a part of MS research 14:07
First Descents receives $1 million dollars to support no-cost outdoor adventures for young adults living with MS 15:04
Matoaka Kipp shares her MS journey 17:30
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RealTalk MS Episode 199
Guests: Matoaka Kipp
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS