MS Forum Panellists With Multiple Sclerosis continued...
One of Hollywood's most popular players of the '70s and early '80s, Garr brought effervescence, crackerjack timing and an air of daffy neurosis to the girlfriends and working moms that she played. Garr had MS symptoms as early as 1983, when she started to trip while jogging, her case was so unusual that she wasn't diagnosed until 1999. Indefatigably upbeat, Teri, author, mother, actress and MS activist went public with her struggle in 2002, and she hasn’t looked back since. Now she’s a National Ambassador for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a paid spokesperson for an MS medication, and a leading advocate for multiple sclerosis education and research. And while MS remains an often-baffling disease, one thing about Teri Garr is clear: Even in the face of a “speedbump” like MS, she certainly won’t be slowing down anytime soon.
Claudia Curry Hill (Moderator)
Claudia Curry Hill was diagnosed with chronic progressive MS 25 years ago. An activist for women’s health and the disabled, she is very active in founding and serving on non- profit boards, including the Nancy Davis Foundation for MS and the Colorado, Wyoming Chapter of the MS Society and is a spokesperson for Breast Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis and Bioness. Claudia is married, the mother of three and the owner of CCH Connections, a non profit and event consulting group in Colorado. She believes that exercise, a positive attitude and empowering yourself with all the information you can find will improve your quality of life until a cure is found.
Demitrius Omphroy is a 22 year old California Native who made history in Major League Soccer last year after becoming the first athlete living with Multiple Sclerosis to have ever competed in the MLS. Currently residing in Los Angeles, he's become a nationwide motivational key-note speaker and is currently authoring his first book. Demitrius is living his dream and has dedicated his life to help change lives of others around the world. Slowly but surely, he is becoming the Poster Boy for the youth of the MS Community.