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“I’ve learned to cope with the reality of my situation and to be thankful for what I have.”


 Ji-HyunJi-Hyun

Age: 54
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Onset of symptoms: 1998
First symptoms experienced: Numbness and general discomfort
Diagnosed: 1998
Started treatment: 1999


Ji-Hyun was getting ready for work when his body suddenly felt numb. When he began feeling pain and discomfort, Ji-Hyun went to see his family physician and then a specialist who diagnosed MS.

At first, Ji-Hyun felt “helpless and full of despair.” He soon realized that he must accept and deal with his diagnosis the best he could. Although Ji-Hyun found encouragement and support from his wife and family, he was nervous about sharing his news with friends.

In 2001, he retired and has since moved to the countryside where he concentrates on the positive aspects of his life – his family and friends. “I’ve learned to cope with the reality of my situation and to be thankful for what I have.”