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LEMTRADA is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Because of its risks, LEMTRADA is generally used in people who have tried 2 or more MS medicines that have not worked well enough. It is not known if LEMTRADA is safe and effective for use in children under 17 years of age.

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Donnie Father, Husband, Project Leader, Former Athlete

LEMTRADA patient blogger: Donnie

Three words people use to describe me are:

Inspirational, determined, and genuine

My happy place is:

With my wife and kids

A fun fact about me: 

I was a 3-year Letterman in both baseball and football in high school

I want to say right off the bat that my relapsing MS doesn’t control the way I live my life. Family, faith, and commitment have helped me through my diagnosis and my journey with MS.

I’m Donnie and I live in Kentucky with my wife and 2 daughters who always inspire me. They encourage me to keep doing the things I love, like swimming, and working as a project leader, which I’ve done for the same company for 22 years.

After my high school sports career, I’ve carried that same leadership, motivation, and “Can-Do” attitude with me for my whole life. People are really receptive to my positive outlook, so if I can make a difference in one person’s life with relapsing MS by telling my LEMTRADA story, why wouldn’t I tell it?

Recent Posts

MY TEAM

Meeting My Teammates —MS One to One®

December 15, 2016

LEMTRADA was approved on November 14, 2014, in the US. How do I know this date so well? Because I had been waiting for LEMTRADA’s

MY EXPERIENCE

Passing the Time: My Infusion Experience

January 23, 2017

Spending 8 hours in the infusion center makes for a long day! Infusions take about 4 hours—and you also have to account for

MY DECISION

Perfection to Progression: My RMS Diagnosis

December 6, 2016

When it comes to my life, I’ve always been batting a thousand. Spending time with my family is my number one passion

MY DECISION

Tackling My Relapsing MS Head-On

December 7, 2016

I remember when it happened—when relapsing MS showed up uninvited, but I processed the news, and I approached my diagnosis


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