This is an inspiring story about Sherry Read, a woman who was diagnosed with MS at the age of 23. Not only does this show the change and happiness that CCSVI can bring to someone’s life, but it also shows how important family and community can be when you are on the road to recovery. A recent study conducted by researchers at Brigham Young showed that people who were socially connected would live on average 3.7 years longer than people who were less socially active. Sherry is part of a quilting community that has not only provided emotional support but financial support as well by hosting a fundraiser in her name. If you know someone who is fighting to regain their strength and dignity after dealing with MS or any other disease don’t underestimate how much of an impact you can make with the simplest of gestures. Also, check out this wonderful article from the CDC with caregiving tips for families.