What happens when a mother has MS? It's difficult enough for adults to understand. What do we tell our children? They often get the kids' version, a vague summary. MS affects the MSer, but it doesn't stop there. A high school student in an adjacent suburb struggled with the disease even without symptoms of her own.
Sophie Levy's mother Karen has had MS for years and she felt alone with her emotions. As a result of her senior project, she says she came "out of the dark." Sophie interviewed MS families exploring MS and what really matters. She produced a student documentary called The Many Faces of Multiple Sclerosis.
In answering her questions, Sophie has produced a source of information so other kids would not have to experience what she went through at such an early age. She learned she is not alone and that life goes on -- a message we could all learn.