This book is a fabulous introduction to Multiple Sclerosis for all ages. As someone who has had this illness for 5 years, this is the information I needed in the beginning, rather than getting overwhelmed by all of the possible outcomes. This is a book I would buy for every member of my family to explain this new scary thing in our lives. It gives some great insight into the science behind MS, what people with MS feel on a daily basis, and how their loved ones can support them.
As someone living with MS I really appreciate this book and would definitely share this with my family and friends.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this eARC.
A uniquely informative book that personally helped me understand (with a recently diagnosed dear friend) how MS can impact a person's daily life.
I highly recommend this quick but insightful read to anyone who has a family member or a friend (or even a child with a classmate who has MS and is curious about it) with a diagnosis of MS - or even those who merely want to know more about this diagnosis.
The content is perfectly appropriate for ages ranging from 9 to 99.
I read this book since my mom was diagnosed a few years back with MS and I just wanted to hear others stories. It was very moving and compelling and it helped a lot with unprocessed grief/answers I had.
Children's book about Multiple Sclerosis. Gives a good explanation about how the disease affects the body and what the treatments are and how to help a person who has MS. Well written and illustrated.
when i was diagnosed with ms a little over two years ago now, i steadfastly refused to do any of my own research about the disease. all of the information provided was long and dense and made everything scarier. it is only recently that i've started to slowly read and learn more about my disease. and while this book didn't contain much information i didn't already know, it was a good baseline guide.
A short but well-put-together little book that gives you all the basic information about the disease itself and about the experience of having it.
I recommend it to everyone, but especially to those who have a family member or a friend that's suffering from MS.
Well worth the time to read it, Finally a book that breaks down MS. The people suffering and their family and friends would do well to grab a copy.
Thank you Netgalley so much for this book.
As a physiotherapy student, this book was really helpful. I got to know things about MS which I didn't know.
It was incredibly informative and the pictures helped me to understand the things I as reading. My grandmother has MS and this really helped me to understand what she may be going through.
This was informative but seemed to be geared more to younger children and early teens. It felt more like an informative pamphlet a doctor's office might distribute. The information is basic and not what I expected.
"The Electrifying Story of Multiple Sclerosis" is a must read for anyone who has a family member or a friend who has been diagnosed with MS. It's a quick and simple read that helps the reader understand what MS is, and what it's like to live with it. The writing is easy to understand, and I can honestly say that I've learned a lot from reading this.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the advanced electronic copy of this book. This great and informative book breaks down information about MS in an easy to understand way. The artwork enhances the reading experience. This book discusses symptoms, common terms, and treatments, as well as describes what a person diagnosed with MS goes through during the course of an average day. I think that everyone who knows someone diagnosed with MS should read this book to better understand their experience. I would recommend this book for children from 4-5 grade and up as well as adults.
*I received an ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion via Netgalley.com.
This is an amazing book to simplify what people with MS experience. I have not been officially been diagnosed with MS but have symptoms that are being watched as the idea is that they might be related to MS and that I might actually have the disease. I loved the ideas of how to experience the different symptoms without having the symptoms. It made me laugh as I experience many of them and was imagining my children trying to put popsicle sticks on their fingers in order to experience what it is like to struggle to pick things up. My nerves and the tingling are the worse part for me. It is amazing how much of an impact it can have. This book would be great to help family members understand those feelings and the other experiences of MS patients and to help them understand what the person with MS might be experiencing.
My mother was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. My aunt has had MS for most of my life and I had no idea that two siblings could have MS. There is so much to learn about the brain and it can be difficult when it is not simply information but part of your reality. This was informative for me at my 30 year old age and I think those of younger ages could get a lot from it as well. Everything was well written and makes the subject matter a little easier to grasp.
A great book about MS and how it impacts patients. Very informative. I will recommend to others. As a nurse practitioner who cares for many patients impacted by MS this book highlights some very important aspects of the disease and care provided.
I loved this very much! The characters, the actions and even the plot itself! Very inspiring for my own book too!
This is an excellent book for middle grade and up, to learn about what multiple sclerosis is and how the disease affects those who have it.
I wish this had existed when i was young, when my mother was diagnosed. Maybe she could have given it to me, instead of waiting to tell my anything about the diagnosis until i was an adult.
The Electrifying Story of Multiple Sclerosis by #Vanita Oelschlager is a very easy read. The book is very short.And when I requested it by mistake I forgot to look at the publish date.
#Netgalley, #Vanita Oelschlager and Publisher
A very clear explanation of what MS means. Currently, there are 2.3 million people in the world affected by this chronical sickness whose both causes and cures are unknown. Decades of research were able to offer some basic medical support, including drugs, that might diminish and delay some of the effects. The information delivered in the book is accurate and simple, with an equally informative illustration.