Lydia Emily Archibald:
Don’t let MS stop you from doing what you love
Videographer: Keith Kocinski
First Symptoms: While in her late 30’s, Lydia awoke with numbness in her tongue. Fearing a stroke, she went to the emergency department.
Managing Life With MS: There’s a way to get around MS and still do the things you want to do.
MS and Eyesight: After losing the sight in her left eye, Lydia adapted in order to continue doing her art.
Progression of MS: As MS progresses, one needs to adapt to control symptoms
MS, the Fight: Getting past fatigue and depression is a daily challenge and you need to continue to live.
Community: Art can convey what other patients with MS are experiencing as part of their disease.
Conveying the MS experience: Art can make an ‘invisible’ disease understandable to others.