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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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My LEMTRADA Ambassador Experience LEMTRADA patient blogger: Donnie By Donnie, Father, Husband, Project Leader, Former Athlete • December 17, 2018

LEMTRADA Patient Ambassador, Donnie

Getting diagnosed with relapsing MS has changed my life in many ways, some negative and some positive. But the one thing relapsing MS couldn’t change was my attitude. My philosophy is simple: I can’t change what happened yesterday, and I can’t predict what is going to happen tomorrow. The only thing I can control is today. So every day, I set out to be the best dad, the best husband, and the best friend that I can.

I guess other people have noticed that about me too, because not long after my LEMTRADA treatment, a nurse at the neurologist’s office called. She said that there was going to be a LEMTRADA Patient Ambassador program, and she thought it sounded like something I would be perfect for. I thought, “OK, maybe.”  

Soon afterward, a representative called me to discuss the role and responsibilities of a LEMTRADA Ambassador. When I heard the details, I didn’t even have to give it a second thought. I was all in!

The idea of me sharing my stories and experiences with people other than those in my inner circle really excited me. It would be an opportunity for me to provide some inspiration to people who could really use it. So I became an official LEMTRADA Ambassador.

Getting diagnosed with relapsing MS has changed my life in many ways, some negative and some positive. But the one thing relapsing MS couldn’t change was my attitude. My philosophy is simple: I can’t change what happened yesterday, and I can’t predict what is going to happen tomorrow. The only thing I can control is today. So every day, I set out to be the best dad, the best husband, and the best friend that I can.  I guess other people have noticed that about me too, because not long after my LEMTRADA treatment, a nurse at the neurologist’s office called. She said that there was going to be a LEMTRADA Patient Ambassador program, and she thought it sounded like something I would be perfect for. I thought, “OK, maybe.”    Soon afterward, a representative called me to discuss the role and responsibilities of a LEMTRADA Ambassador. When I heard the details, I didn’t even have to give it a second thought. I was all in!  The idea of me sharing my stories and experiences with people other than those in my inner circle really excited me. It would be an opportunity for me to provide some inspiration to people who could really use it. So I became an official LEMTRADA Ambassador.  In my role as LEMTRADA Ambassador, I have met some amazing people. I’ve had the chance to share my experiences, and also been given the opportunity to hear about other people’s lives. Everybody with relapsing MS has a unique story. It’s so inspiring to hear them all.  One of my favorite things is when someone tells me after an event that they really enjoyed my story. One woman actually told me that I should write a book! That is what’s so satisfying about these events. Knowing that sharing my story could have a positive effect on someone is not only gratifying but it is also very humbling. If you haven’t yet been to a LEMTRADA live event, find out when the next one near you is happening.  I am just a simple family man from Small Town, USA. I never thought there was anything special about me. When I was first diagnosed with MS, I couldn’t imagine that I would be sharing my story with complete strangers. But now, I can honestly say, being a LEMTRADA Patient Ambassador is one of the greatest achievements of my life.  How has being diagnosed with relapsing MS changed your life? I would love to hear it.

In my role as LEMTRADA Ambassador, I have met some amazing people. I’ve had the chance to share my experiences, and also been given the opportunity to hear about other people’s lives. Everybody with relapsing MS has a unique story. It’s so inspiring to hear them all.

One of my favorite things is when someone tells me after an event that they really enjoyed my story. One woman actually told me that I should write a book! That is what’s so satisfying about these events. Knowing that sharing my story could have a positive effect on someone is not only gratifying but it is also very humbling. If you haven’t yet been to a LEMTRADA live event, find out when the next one near you is happening.

I am just a simple family man from Small Town, USA. I never thought there was anything special about me. When I was first diagnosed with MS, I couldn’t imagine that I would be sharing my story with complete strangers. But now, I can honestly say, being a LEMTRADA Patient Ambassador is one of the greatest achievements of my life.

How has being diagnosed with relapsing MS changed your life? I would love to hear it. 

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