World MS Day – May 29, 2013

Written by on May 29th, 2013 – 2 Comments

For World MS Day, the MS Society’s Youth Advisory Group wanted to profile a young person with MS!

Meet Amanda Piron

Age: 22           

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.

2 Responses

  1. zachery says:

    I am 16 and In my first year in high school and was diagnosed wen I was 8 I am in band I play clarinet and in jazz ban bass guitar and I am thinking about joining drama club this year.

  2. DanielaAmberCampos says:

    Hi, my names Daniela !
    Kassi Cassidy told me to look you up and talk to you about MS so I decided to leave this comment !
    I want to get more involved with MS and what I can do to help <3
    PS. I followed you on Twitter too 🙂