People united by one thing: they are all much more than just their disease. With the #MoreThanMS campaign, the Hertie Foundation wants to put the spotlight on a disease that affects over 2.8 million people worldwide. The campaign is intended to help destigmatise multiple sclerosis and provide new perspectives on the “disease with 1000 faces”, which affects people from many walks of life and takes many courses. The non-profit Hertie Foundation has been supporting multiple sclerosis research, the work of MS initiatives and individual assistance for people with MS since its foundation in 1974.
Marie G., 29 – Musician
What is the importance of music for you in your life? How do people around Marie deal with MS? How does she experience the limitations of multiple sclerosis? Learn more about Marie and the #MoreThanMS campaign in our interview.
Karolina Q., 31 – Nurse
How does a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis change your life? What has Karolina’s experience been with sports and the disease? How does a family with children live with multiple sclerosis? Learn more about Karolina and the #MoreThanMS campaign in our interview.
Andreas B., 58 – Artist
How does a relationship work when one person has MS? What hopes does Andreas have for his future? What does he want from society? Learn more about him and the #MoreThanMS campaign in our interview.
Andreas is an airbrush artist who lives with his girlfriend in Geldern, and he is #MoreThanMS. When working on his large-scale paintings he sometimes reaches his limits and needs to take a break. His girlfriend is an important support for him. They like to sit together in their big garden and recharge their batteries.