Lydia Emily Archibald – Don’t Let MS Stop You From Doing What You Love

Reporter: Terry Rudd
Videographer: Keith Kocinski




First Symptoms: While in her late 30’s, Lydia awoke with numbness in her tongue. Fearing a stroke, she went to the emergency department.



Managing Life With MS: There’s a way to get around MS and still do the things you want to do.


MS and Eyesight: After losing the sight in her left eye, Lydia adapted in order to continue doing her art.



Progression of MS: As MS progresses, one needs to adapt to control symptoms


MS, the Fight: Getting past fatigue and depression is a daily challenge and you need to continue to live.



Community: Art can convey what other patients with MS are experiencing as part of their disease.


Conveying the MS experience: Art can make an ‘invisible’ disease understandable to others.