Amy Gurowitz is regarded in the MS Internet community as both an advocate for and a voice of the MS experience. Her lighthearted writing style not only educates, it often leaves readers soothed and amused to the point of laughing out loud. With a master’s degree in Educational Technology from NYU she developed the concept for the non-profit organization MS SoftServe and is now the president of that non-profit organization. This site will be the first that addresses the unique educational needs each individual coping with this most variable disease.
In addition to the writings on her blog MSLOL (Multiple Sclerosis: A Life of Learning) and is a regular contributor for Health Central’s MS site, she hosts a podcast also entitled MSLOL on MS Unplugged at Blog Talk Radio’s site. The show highlights inspirational individuals who are living with MS. In addition to these contributions she provides a compelling explanation of the an MS patient’s experience on panels and through speaking engagements for pharmaceuticals, Internet based health organizations and other professional groups.
She lives in Montclair, NJ with her fabulous husband and magical daughter.
Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
According to National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
“Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.”