Peer Support Coordinator

Age: 34
Country: Canada
Profession: Peer Support Coordinator
Hobbies: Any type of arts and crafts, cooking and baking, going on nature walks, reading, yoga and meditation 

Living with MS since 2006

I’m Rebecca and I’m a Peer Support Coordinator. I was diagnosed with MS when I was 21 years old, though I experienced my first symptoms when I was 19.  

In my spare time, I enjoy crafting and creating – anything from pottery to knitting, crocheting and candle making. I also love to cook and bake, and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Activities like nature walks, yoga, gardening and meditation help me relax.

My aim is to live in the moment as much as possible! I cope with the uncertainty of MS by focussing on taking care of myself on a day-to-day basis. I make sure to ask for accommodations in order to set myself up for success at work and to help me enjoy social activities – this helps me to still fully participate in everything I want to do!

Focus on the present
Be kind to yourself
Keep track of your symptoms
Ask for what you need in order to succeed
Know that you are the expert on your own body

1. Focus on the present
Fear of the future can be overwhelming and can be a major block to having hopes and making plans. As much as possible, bring your attention to what you need, and what you are able to do in any given moment.

2. Be kind to yourself
Your body is going to behave differently on different days and that’s okay! Rest up when you need to and don’t beat yourself up for how you’re feeling.

3. Keep track of your symptoms
Having concrete information to share with your healthcare team will help them to understand how your symptoms affect you in everyday life, so they can narrow down the best treatment options for you.

4. Ask for what you need in order to succeed!
Embrace the idea of asking for the accommodations you need to help you with day-to-day life. Normalize accommodations at work and in your social life.

5. Know that you are the expert on your own body
MS impacts everyone differently. Knowing what many of us have in common can be helpful, but you are the only expert on how it impacts you!

Articles by Rebecca

Blood Test for MS | MS Resistance

Blood Test

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

Evoked Potential

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


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Vision Problems | MS Resistance


Multiple sclerosis (MS) MS hug | MS Resistance

MS Hug

MS Resistance | Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Tiredness


Multiple sclerosis (MS) Dizziness and Vertigo | MS Resistance

Dizziness and Vertigo

Multiple sclerosis (MS) Cognitive issues | MS Resistance

Cognitive issues

MS Resistance | Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Balance & Coordination

Balance & Coordination

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


Managing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at Work | MS Resistance


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and sex | MS Resistance


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression | MS Resistance

Mental Health

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Groups | MS Resistance

MS Support Groups

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.