"The challenge most people face at some point in their lives with MS is being in charge of a positive future with MS."
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) fighter, Entrepreneur and Founder of Multiple Success, Bron Webster, 49 from Aspley Heath, Bedfordshire, is changing the way we look at MS through her new podcast ‘The MS show’, driven by her own experience of living with the condition and the mental and physical baggage that often trails behind.
Understanding the emotional and physical toll that accompanies MS, Bron’s mission through The MS Show is to help over 20,000 chronically ill people to find their positive future. Underpinned by the belief that those suffering with Multiple Sclerosis have the ability to be the most they can be, The MS Show has been created to help sufferers believe that you can achieve an unlimited life within boundaries – designing your life with MS.
Set to launch on Saturday 30th May to mark World MS Day, the show will encourage a positive mindset for all suffering with the disease.
On World MS Day, the podcast will feature goal-inspiring interviews with British fashion and identity commentator and face of BBC's Clothes Show, Caryn Franklin MBE and Health Advocate Trishna Bharadia - who you may have seen dance with Aljaž Škorjanec on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing for Comic Relief.
The MS Podcast builds on the community Bron has built with Multiple Sclerosis Help UK with Multiple Success. Bron founded the community after realising a boost was all she would have needed at her lowest point and she now aims to inspire others to follow in her life-changing footsteps.
Bron said: “The challenge most people face at some point in their lives with MS is being in charge of a positive future with MS. Due to the nature of the illness, there are many cycles of grief as dreams are lost, adjustments are made, before another MS issue presents itself. Resilience is needed.”
After being diagnosed in 1996 at the age of 26, at a time when Bron had settled in a career of financial services, met her now husband and was newly graduated from a Masters in Business Administration, she ignored the relapses throughout the years until her first child was born in 2007. Suffering from post-natal fatigue alongside an MS relapse when her daughter was just 3 months old, Bron had to admit to herself that she needed to take a break and accept the disease she had tried to ignore for so long. It was a devastating time for Bron, finding herself unable to balance, unable to safely walk and climb the stairs, but most of all, unable to hold and carry her baby due to lack of strength and coordination. For the first time in her life, Bron had to re-evaluate her potential future as a wife and mother and retrained in Group Facilitation, specialising in Life Transitions- Parenthood.
Self-employment has changed Bron’s life with MS. After finding that she could fit a self-employed business partnership around the MS relapses that may never cease to happen, Bron understood how a passive income is the way to truly thrive in life, encompassing family, career and illness.
The MS Show is an opportunity for the MS community to share their individual stories, from failures to successes encompassing every high and low along the way. The podcast gives hope to those who may be in an abyss, suffering with chronic illness, and shows there is a way to make the most of the cards you have been dealt.
Trishna Bharadia and Caryn Franklin MBE will feature on The MS Show on 30th and 31st May respectively – You can access the podcast via iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher and also https://multiplesuccess.co.uk/podcasts.html
Trishna said: – “There’s no right or wrong way of living with a chronic illness of condition … the important thing is that we try and do it as positively as we can” and Caryn Franklin MBE said; “Great idea… Congratulations on your podcast!”