Kim Dolce community advocate Kim DolceHaving taken turns writing for radio and reference books, then cranking out an unbearably serious first novel—Kim Dolce is now exploring the lighter side of life: Coping with MS.

After her first MS attack in 1999, Kim was diagnosed with Relapsing-Remitting MS in 2005 at the age of 48. She maintained a wall of terrified, grief-stricken silence about her disease until 2009, when she found an online MS patient forum she liked. Initially eager to connect with others and share her thoughts and feelings, she used her research and writing skills to advise new patients and soon fell into a leadership role.

Her contributions opened up opportunities to explore the possibilities of MS advocacy, and on that journey, she met many fellow advocates who inspired and encouraged her to pursue her strengths as a literary voice.

Her goal in writing about MS is not only to provide disease information, sympathy, and deeply personal insights into one woman’s journey with the disease; developing Multiple Sclerosis did not change her pre-disease writing goal: To express what it feels like to be alive during these times in which we live.

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