Prof. Dr. Founded by Egemen İdiman in 1988 to facilitate the lives of MS patients and to provide treatment support, the association has been giving patients hope for 33 years.
The members who come together in the association do exercise, yoga, psychodrama, handicrafts, physical therapy in the pool, scientific meetings, chess and various therapies, and feel that they are not alone in fighting the disease.
Members of the association, who have suspended some therapies due to the Kovid-19 outbreak and continue activities in accordance with social distance measures, will also organize the awareness events they organize every year as part of the World MS Day online this year.
Şebnem Oktay, 51, a member of the board of the association, stated to the AA reporter that she had been experiencing tingling, numbness, numbness, balance problems and double vision symptoms in her hands due to illness for 24 years, and that she participated in the therapies under the roof of the association as well as medicine and physical therapy.
“Nobody should be embittered”
Saying that he participated in scientific meetings in many countries on behalf of the Association, Oktay stated that the pool therapies they do with the members greatly increase the quality of life.
Noting that the patients motivate each other in the association, Oktay said:
“We look like us. He understands the part of the roof falling off the roof. Even our doctors say ‘ask the one who suffers, not the doctor’. People’s self-confidence is coming back. I have an MS family for 24 years. I see there is a connection. “
Elif Cengiz, 30, a member of the association, stated that she had severe pain and balance disorders in her hip and said that the association she met when she felt helpless against the disease changed her life.
“I understood here that I can stand up with treatment. The friends here have helped a lot. I am glad I met the association. I can say that I feel empty when I do not come here. It was good for me to see how people who share the same problem with me can look at life beautifully and positively. We are waiting for all MS patients to our association. “