I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 2004 & I contacted the Oregon chapter of the National MS Society shortly thereafter. I was scared, confused, & had no idea what to expect in the future. Not only did they patiently answer all of my questions and concerns they also sent me tons of information about how it affects almost every aspect of life. They even helped me purchase some much needed equipment such as a cooling vest and a scooter. In 2010 I learned that my diagnosis had changed to secondary progressive ms & that I had to leave my job as a licensed insurance agent. Being a typical type A personality I was devastated. I couldn't stand the thought of my family suffering due to my illness. I felt worthless & hopeless. Like all that I had to look forward to in the future was becoming more & more disabled. Through phone calls & information provided on their website they helped me work through these emotions & realize that it's not my fault that I have MS & that I'm not alone. I honestly don't know where I'd be today without all the support they have provided.