Faith Bigam was diagnosed with MS in 2014, when she was 12 years old. She didn't know what MS was because, well, why would any 12-year-old kid know what MS is? But Faith quickly learned and just a year later, she had already become an Ambassador for the MS Society of Canada.
The initial years of Faith's MS journey weren't easy, and I'm not sure how someone of any age who had less resilience might have handled them. But I'm pretty sure that next to the word “resilience” in the dictionary you'll find a picture of Faith Bigam. And I promise you, there are some things about Faith that are going to surprise you.
The National MS Society's 2023 Pathways to Wellness virtual program takes place February 9th. We'll give you the details and tell you how to register for this free event.
You'll hear about L'Oreal's “smart” lipstick applicator. It's the first product in a line designed to make the task of putting on makeup accessible to people living with disabilities.
And we'll tell you what researchers discovered in a study that focused on analyzing the gut microbiome of young people living with pediatric MS.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
This Week: Meet the embodiment of resilience and adaptability, Faith Bigam :22
Learn more and register for the 2023 Pathways to Wellness in MS virtual program 1:15
L'Oreal develops an adaptive lipstick application device (and why that matters!) 2:21
A research team analyzed the gut microbiome of young people living with pediatric MS 4:27
My conversation with Faith Bigam 7:56
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RealTalk MS Episode 283
Guest: Faith Bigam
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS