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Group offers support to those with multiple sclerosis
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In honor of MS Awareness Month, Dr. Annette Howard of the Multiple Sclerosis Institute of Texas was the guest speaker at the monthly MS support group meeting.

“It’s an invisible disease,” Robbie Wheat said, “There are many symptoms that are not visible. Some [of us] are in wheelchairs, some are in walkers but most of us look like normal people.”

“We all have handicapped parking tags, and I try not to use it when I don’t need it, but when I do use it I feel like when I walk into the store people will judge me based on how I look. [But] I can walk into the store and 15 to 30 minutes later be barely walking.”

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