For World MS Day, the MS Society’s Youth Advisory Group wanted to profile a young person with MS!
Home City: Aurora, Ontario
Years with MS: 6 years
Amanda is currently finishing her bachelor degree at the University of Toronto in theatre and drama studies, with a minor in English and Canadian studies. In addition, Amanda will be attending teachers college in the fall.
First Symptoms of MS: Loss of balance, leg stiffness, and numbness in the feet.
Most difficult challenges with MS: Her profession requires long hours, and most performances are at night……she finds it difficult adjusting for needs in her career.
Future goals: Amanda wants to earn enough income to support her family with a career in the arts.
Most influential person: Mom.
Any advice for someone with MS: Be yourself. Do not compromise who you are, and fight for yourself.
Something unique about Amanda: Traveled across most of Canada in a day with A&W to support MS.