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Since Paul Gallagher was diagnosed with MS in 2016, he’s had many bad days – but the journalist and writer always gets through them. This year, when he spoke at the People with MS Conference in Victoria, he shared how he maintains hope for better times ahead.

Paul emphasised the importance of connection with the MS community, and reaching out for support. He described his outlook on hope as a fire that needs fueling, watching and guarding. Paul said:

“For any human being, but especially those challenged with illnesses like ours, we need specific and therapeutic fuels. Like expertise from medical professionals, doctors, specialists, psychologists, allied health. We need and thrive with peer support, from this body, MS Plus Peer Support, Telegroups.”

Thank you for fuelling the hope, health and dreams of people like Paul, who live with MS.

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