These Celebrities Are Thriving With Multiple Sclerosis — and Advocating for Awareness

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On August 10, 2021, actress Christina Applegate revealed on Twitter that she’d been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). The disease affects your central nervous system by disrupting communications between your nerves and brain. Symptoms can be severe and include vision loss, fatigue and a loss of mobility. While there’s no cure for MS at this time, many people learn to live comfortably after receiving a diagnosis. Research into new treatments is ongoing — and promising.

More than 2.3 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with MS, and the disease has gained more awareness in recent years — in part due to efforts from celebrities like Applegate who have publicly addressed their MS diagnoses. By sharing personal details about their experiences with the condition, these celebrities demonstrate that you can continue to thrive while living with MS, and that there are many ways of doing so.