October 24, 2003
Actress Teri Garr in town was in Rochester Thursday night sharing her personal struggle with multiple sclerosis.
Garr, who was diagnosed with the disease in 1999, travels the country talking about the need for early treatment and proactively managing the disease.
Garr said there are a lot of misconceptions about ms.
"There are a lot of myths about it and a lot of people will tell their boss they have MS and they're fired. It's just not fair, so I'm going across the country how it's sort of OK to have MS and life goes on and life's OK and life is good," she said..
About 3,300 people in the Rochester area are living with MS. The onset
usually occurs between 20 and 40 years of age.
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