I am a Patient Advocate for Biogen, the company that makes
Tysabri. I participate in and/or speak at various MS events
throughout the Midwest. I became a Patient Advocate in 2010, four years after
starting Tysabri in November of 2006.
Like the disease itself, the drugs for MS will affect everyone
differently. Yes, I started walking one day after my 3rd infusion of
Tysabri, but that doesn't mean everyone will notice a change that
quickly. Many have, but others have not.
The Albuquerque Journal; November 2000
While I started walking shortly after I began to take Tysabri in
November of 2006, I used a wheelchair for four years prior to that
time. I also received IV steroid treatments several times a year for
MS relapses. April of 2006 was the last steroid treatment I have
Good friend Chris Cox and
his band The Amazing Tragedy Circuswrote this MS awareness song and
I made the cut for the music
video. Thanks Chris!
I am taking the drug "TYSABRI" for my MS and have been on it since
November of 2006. I get an IV infusion once every 28 days.
I hope my site helps others who
are struggling with multiple sclerosis as well as those struggling
with grief following the suicide of a loved one.