Selma Blair Interview With GMA About Living with MS
The most powerful part of the entire interview is when well-known actress Selma Blair stated she “cried with relief” after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
Blair spoke to ABC News’ Robin Roberts about her battle with multiple sclerosis and how she remains positive even on her darkest days. After not understanding why her body was shutting down, she turned to self-medicating and went through countless of doctor visits without being taken seriously. Finally being diagnosed, she remains positive and now knows what she is up against.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The cause of MS is still unknown, with many believing the disease is triggered by an as-yet-unidentified environmental factor in a person who is genetically predisposed to respond.
The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease.
I share this video on a personal note. My family has an ongoing history with neurological diseases, including MS and Parkinson’s Disease. Selma Blair has shown true strength in standing up to not only live life, but come out and speak about it and how it is impacting her life.
I strongly encourage you to check out the interview below, and to learn more about Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological diseases.