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My Story: A Photographic Essay on Life with Multiple Sclerosis
  Amelia Davis: Author of My Story: A Photographic Essay on Life with Multiple Sclerosis
   

My Story
A Photographic essay on Life with Multiple Sclerosis

by Amelia Davis

 

Ameila Davis is a documentary photographer, diagnosed with MS in 1998.

Though titled "My Story", this book is really "their stories". In this book, she uses her trained eye to illustrate 32 essays personally portraying the lives of men and women with Multiple Sclerosis.

They range from 17 to 70, across a spectrum of ethnicities, genders, occupations, socio-economic backgrounds and family circumstances.

Through her book, Amelia captures the unique approach each person has used to frame their chronic disease with, not only a positive attitude, but with a positive approach to life.

She also includes the caregivers ... those frequently forgotten in the struggle with MS and all chronic disease.

Her essays help others to see, through the stories of real people, the different possible treatments and therapies and the techniques for coping (such as exercise, yoga, creative activities and competitive sports).

Her photographs capture the people behind these essays, putting a real face, a personal face, on what is often discussed in impersonal, clinical terms. You don't just read their story; you are drawn into a human connection with them.

This is a book to buy and read. And it is also a book to buy and display, a coffee table book.

Discussing MS with friends and family can be difficult. Chronic disease can create a "distance", a separate. This book can help to bridge that gap.

As someone picks up this book to browse and becomes captured by the photographs, it can crack the door to an open conversation about MS, about what it means and about how lives continue after diagnosis.

About the Author

Amelia Davis is a freelance photographer who has shown her work in fine art galleries, universities, and at medical symposia. Her photographs have been published in literary and art magazines and in textbooks. Her first book, The First Look, (U. of Illinois, 2000) received the Sixteenth Annual Susan Koppelman Award for editing, and was selected by the AAUP Book and Jacket Show as one of the best designed books of 2000. Amelia, who lives in San Francisco, was diagnosed with MS in 1998. 

Amelia's photography website is www.AmeliaDavisPhotography.com


My Story can be purchased from Amazon.com.


Multiple Sclerosis Pages On My Site

Multiple Sclerosis and MeMultiple Sclerosis and My Life: Information about how Multiple Sclerosis has affected me and why I decided to create these pages. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

Multiple Sclerosis LinksMultiple Sclerosis Links and Resources: A boatload of links. Wazillions of links. And a few more. But . . . Even though there are many links here, these are not all the links. Be sure to check the other sections for the specialty links. 

Local and Non-US OrganizationsLocal and Non-US Organizations: Includes state by state listings of local organizations, including the chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Chat, Forums and eMail Discussion Groups 

Commercial Sites and Commercial JournalsCommercial Sites and Commercial Journals 

General Medical Sites and Other ResourcesGeneral Medical Sites and Other Resources: Not specifically related to Multiple Sclerosis, but offering general medical information. Many feature search engines to locate Multiple Sclerosis information or Multiple Sclerosis sections within their site. 

Personal StoriesPersonal Stories: Personal websites featuring the webmaster's personal experience with Multiple Sclerosis. Most also include some links to other Multiple Sclerosis resources. 

Who Are the People With Multiple Sclerosis?Books: Books about Multiple Sclerosis (like you really needed that description). 

Who Are the People With Multiple Sclerosis?Who Are the People With Multiple Sclerosis?: A moving essay by Virginia Sanchez (used with permission). 

Multiple Sclerosis and ChildrenMultiple Sclerosis and Children: Special information about MS in children and why I hope to honor them with my site.


Who Are the People With Multiple Sclerosis?Guest Article: Social Security and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Applying for Social Security Disability with Multiple Sclerosis: A guest article by John Dowling, the Senior editor of Social Security Disability Help. 


Who Are the People With Multiple Sclerosis?Guest Article: Stem Cells Showing Great Promise in Remyelinization: A guest article by Daryl Clayton Kennedy. 


 

A Measure of Time - My Life With MSA Measure of Time - My Life With MS: This book by Lauren Singer is available directly from the author. This page on my site provides a tiny amount of publicity for this book. By the way, her dog is named Fred Huggins.    

As for Tomorrow I Cannot Say: 33 Years with Multiple SclerosisAs for Tomorrow I Cannot Say: 33 Years with Multiple Sclerosis: I review this book by Diana Neutze.    

Life on Cripple Creek - Essays on Living with Multiple SclerosisLife on Cripple Creek - essays on Living with Multiple Sclerosis: I review this book by Dean Kramer.    

My Story: A Photographic Essay on Life with Multiple SclerosisMy Story: A Photographic essay on Life with Multiple Sclerosis: I review this book by Amelia Davis.    

When the Road Turns - Inspirational Stories About People with MSWhen the Road Turns - Inspirational Stories About People with MS: I review this book by Margot Russell.    


A Special Note If You Jumped Into My Site
Directly to This Page

This topic is just a part of my overall website. After you check out this topic, you might like to explore the rest of my site and get to know me better.  I recommend that you start with my "Home" Page, then go to the "Front Door", then to "Stuff About Me" and finally, just explore the site. The buttons on the left will take you there.


If You Would Like to Link to My Multiple Sclerosis Pages

Many webmasters only want people to link to the "primary" page of a website. I have a different view.

Because of the importance of Multiple Sclerosis to me I actually encourage other Multiple Sclerosis sites to link directly to my Multiple Sclerosis pages. Click here to find out my special requests for linking to my Multiple Sclerosis pages.


Awards

The following awards were awarded specifically for the
James S. Huggins' Refrigerator Door: Multiple Sclerosis Pages.

Outstanding Website Award
  1999 

sponsored by
Disability Network

Outstanding Website Award 1999
awarded 25.Oct.1999
by the Disability Network
  Winners List with my award listed and a link back to my site.

Editor's Choice Award from HealingWell.com

editor's Choice Award
awarded 26.Oct.1999
by HealingWell.com

Facing Challenge Award

Facing Challenge Award
awarded 30.Oct.1999
by Facing Challenge Award
  Winners List with my award listed and a link back to my site.

Helping Hands Award from Living With Multiple Sclerosis

Helping Hands Award
awarded 15.Nov.1999
by Living With Multiple Sclerosis
  Winners List with my award listed and a link back to my site.


Directory Links

This section of my site (James S. Huggins' Refrigerator Door: Multiple Sclerosis Pages), is listed in the following directories.

Good Health Directory

Good Health Directory
linked 20.Mar.2000

HealingWell.com

HealingWell.com
linked 26.Oct.1999
(see also editor's Choice Award above)

Member of Internet Health Library

Health-Library
linked 21.Aug.2000

A HealthLinks Select Site

HealthLinks
linked 02.Feb.2001

A MedExplorer Selected SIte

Medexplorer
linked 02.Feb.2001

 

This website is accredited by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify.

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Certified Medinex Health Site

This site was a Medinex Certified Health Site and subscribed to the Medinex Code of ethics.

[NB: The above links point to an archive previous page. hosted by the
Internet Archive Wayback Machine. The assets of Medinex were sold in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy sale in March 2003. The site is no longer functional.]

Disclaimer:  I am not a licensed or trained health care provider. I'm just a guy who cares (bunches) about Multiple Sclerosis and who spends (too much) time on the net. I provide the medical information on this website for educational and informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for a health care provider's care and consultation. Please consult your health care provider about any opinions or recommendations with respect to your own symptoms and conditions. Any treatment or nutritional product mentioned on this site is not intended or claimed to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please advise me of any errors or omissions you detect. I receive no funds from any medical products companies. And, I fully disclose all other product affiliations on the Disclaimers, Copyrights and Other Legal Stuff page on this site.


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