Actor, singer and full-time mum

Age: 31
Country: Switzerland (originally from the UK)
Profession: Actor, singer, and full-time mom 
Hobbies: Yoga, travelling, socializing

Living with MS since 2017

I’m Grace, and I’m an actor and singer and have recently become a full-time mom! I was diagnosed with MS in 2017 after having trouble with my legs, memory, and vision. One of my oldest friends has MS, so I wasn’t fazed by the condition, and she helped normalize it for me.

Get a grip!
Plan around your MS
Be aware of your limitations and look after yourself
Know where the toilets are
Reach out to your fellow MSers
1. Get a grip!
The gadget that I've placed on the back of my phone is so helpful! Because my hands are weak and my grip isn't always great, this has saved my phone from falling so many times!
A picture of a phone case with a special button grip. The grip is allowing a hand to grasp it better and stop it from falling.

2. Plan around your MS
I often have to go to the restroom throughout the night and, as my vision isn't very good and I can struggle with my balance when walking in the dark, trying to find the light switch on the wall is a no-go. So, I now have a switch on my bedside table that is connected to the lights in my room, which has made life a lot easier.


A picture of a bedside table with a portable light switch for the room.

3. Be aware of your limitations and look after yourself 
If I’m out with a friend and my legs begin to feel unstable, rather than trying to power through, I’ll take some time out to sit down and rest. Have the confidence to know what you need and put yourself first.

4. Know where the restrooms are
If you go somewhere new, make sure you know where the restrooms are! Even if you don’t need to use them it'll give you peace of mind and help you relax and enjoy yourself.

5. Reach out to your fellow MSers We're all in this together, and it's nice to have someone to chat to and hang out with who gets it!

Articles by Grace

About MS | MS Resistance

About MS

Lumbar Puncture for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) | MS Resistance

Lumbar test

Visual Evoked Potential Test Multiple Sclerosis (MS) | MS Resistance

Evoked Potential

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) MRI Scan | MS Resistance


Neurological examination multiple sclerosis (MS) | MS Resistance

Neurological Exam

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Progression | MS Resistance


Multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms & early warning signs | MS Resistance


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Vision Problems | MS Resistance


Multiple sclerosis (MS) Spasms | MS Resistance


Multiple sclerosis (MS) Pain | MS Resistance


MS Resistance | Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Tiredness


Multiple sclerosis (MS) Cognitive issues | MS Resistance

Cognitive issues

MS Resistance | Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Balance & Coordination

Balance & Coordination

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Diagnosis, Tests & Scans | MS Resistance


Exercise Plans for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) | MS Resistance

Programs and Plans

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Alcohol: Drinking & Partying | MS Resistance


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and work | MS Resistance


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and pregnancy | MS Resistance


All of our MS Resistance patient experts are passionate about communicating about MS and are dedicated to helping support other people living with the disease. They are all actively involved with supporting the MS community to help educate and raise awareness about MS – working with MS societies, blogging about their experiences, and providing tips and advice, to help others have a more positive outlook.