Devin Garlit

About Devin Garlit

My experience with MS goes back to childhood, well before my own diagnosis. My grandfather (and his father before him) suffered from MS and eventually became completely disabled. Then one winter day in college, I woke up and fell flat on my face. I proceeded to have trouble walking and standing the rest of the day until suddenly I couldn’t use my legs anymore. I was hospitalized and my doctors ran numerous tests before confirming what seemed obvious to my family: I had MS.

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By Devin Garlit - February 12, 2018
This is one of those pieces that I shouldn’t have to write. I shouldn’t have to talk about people shaming and talking down to people who suffer the same illness as they... READ MORE

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By Devin Garlit - February 2, 2018
As I’m sitting on the couch, seemingly staring at nothing, my roommate (who I did not even notice enter the room) asks me what’s wrong. It is physically difficult to speak, and... READ MORE

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By Devin Garlit - January 14, 2018
There are a lot of emotions that come with having a chronic illness like Multiple Sclerosis. Sadness, fear, guilt, despair, shame, anxiety, and many more. It’s an exhaustive list filled with ups, downs,... READ MORE

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By Devin Garlit - December 10, 2017
At this point in my life, I’ve been living with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis for a significantly long time. Throughout the years, I’ve experienced a lot of the common symptoms like... READ MORE

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By Devin Garlit - November 20, 2017
Battling a chronic illness like Multiple Sclerosis can produce a varied amount of questions. Will I lose my job? Will I be in a wheelchair? How will I support myself? How did... READ MORE