Ann Romney, wife of Mitt Romney, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1998 and treated at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Speaking at the 2015 World Medical Innovation Forum, Ann shared her experiences as an MS patient and her reasons for optimism.
Having launched the #50MillionFaces social media campaign (referencing the number of people worldwide who have been diagnosed a neurological disease), Ann talks about her goals as she hopes to raise awareness of these complex and devastating diseases.
Ann also discusses her work at the newly launched Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Acting as Global Ambassador to the Centre, Ann explains that this project is a global collaboration to accelerate treatment, prevention and cures for five of the world’s most complex and difficult neurologic diseases: MS, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Parkinson’s disease and brain tumors.
In the Fall of 2015, St. Martin’s Press will publish Ann’s memoir – “In This Together” – detailing her experience with MS. Click here for more details.