MS Leaders of Hope will recognize one winner in each of
six categories: five categories for people with MS and one category
for caregivers. Below you will find descriptions for each of the
six award categories. We recommend you review the categories carefully
and choose the one that best matches the essence and impact of your
We are interested in learning the challenge you faced that gave
rise to your idea, your description of the idea, how you creatively
put this idea to work for you, and how you have used this idea
to inspire others. MS Leaders of Hope looks forward to receiving
For People with MS
Describe an idea you’ve put into action
that helped you overcome a challenge MS presented to your ability
to perform the everyday physical tasks you do to live your
For example, many people with MS develop and implement
creative solutions to solve mobility or dexterity hurdles
at home, at work, or at play.
Here we’re interested in learning about
an idea you’ve put into action that has helped you overcome
a relationship challenge related to your MS.
Often people with
MS find that they need to overcome issues that arise as a
result of the disease; issues that can affect the way they
relate to a spouse, child, friend or colleague.
Do you have
a creative way of approaching this kind of challenge? We
want to know.
Tell us about an idea you’ve developed
that has made a real difference in your ability to organize your
day and manage your time.
Many people with MS find creative solutions
that enable them to overcome the challenges they face in
trying to juggle the wide range of daily activities in today’s
It is not uncommon for people with MS to
find that their disease and related symptoms can be a sensitive
topic at work. Let us know about a particular employment or
workplace challenge you faced and overcame.
others experiencing MS will benefit from knowing how your idea
made a difference for you and how you put it to use.
Many people with MS find that they experience
changes in cognitive function. This can include memory and speed
Tell us about a creative way in which you have overcome
a cognitive and/or memory issue and how, as a result of your
idea, you have been able to keep track of the important things
in your life.
|For the Caregiver
As you are someone who cares deeply about someone
with MS, we would like to learn about a particular caregiving
challenge you have faced.
Realizing that many MS patients rely
heavily on their care partners, we would like you to describe
your idea, how it made a real difference in the life of the
person with MS, and how this idea has positively impacted other
patients and caregivers.