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Is this the oldest person with MS?

By October 30, 2012

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I recently saw this report of a man living until age 97 with multiple sclerosis. Besides the fact of his MS, he led a pretty remarkable life in Europe, living through WWII as a prisoner of war and having an illustrious career as an architectural photographer.

Has anyone heard of a person with MS who lived longer? I would love to hear any stories of other people who have lived to a ripe old age with multiple sclerosis. Please share in the comment section below.

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October 31, 2012 at 1:54 pm
(1) Julie says:

Thank you for an uplifting story about M.S. I recently saw some film footage of the very reclusive Annette Funicello released by her husband with no way of knowing if she was O.K. with it as she was living her life, but not really living…more like existing. The fact that this man had lived fully and actively into his old age is so wonderful. It makes me wonder what makes the difference between him and AF? Amazingly strange disease, but I hope with furthering medical advancements being made, that we will hear a lot more of these typse of “happy” endings.

October 31, 2012 at 4:35 pm
(2) Patricia says:

It would depend on when the 97 year old gentlemen was diagnosed with MS. He could have been diagnosed 3 years ago, or 90 years ago—although I wonder if MS has defined as an illness or disease back then. I would think the question should be how long has someone been diagnosed with MS and continued to live an active and remarkable life.

November 1, 2012 at 8:17 am
(3) HemRaj Vashist says:

it a matter to take a deep breathe for those who are suffering from disease including me and for those who are worrying about their age with MS.

November 1, 2012 at 9:29 am
(4) Gina says:

I was diagnosed 13 years ago. about 5 years ago I was doing in home elder care for a man and his wife. He was diagnosed after the war. . He was in his 90′s and still able to walk, talk, feed himself, toilet. He passed about a year ago. he never took any of the ms drugs.

November 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm
(5) Cheryl says:

I’m have was having iv preg, veins no good, they have tried 10 Times in 3 Days just keep collapsing, they were going to put a line in, I’m waiting on transfer to larger hospital were my Dr is, bad this time, I have had 4 doses before veins packed on, given oral last nite. Chery

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