Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Yvonne deSousa’s diagnosis of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis came with an insightful declaration from a new doctor (“MS Sucks”) and a brother’s helpful advice (“You could totally get one of those handicapped parking plates now”).

What followed was a year of MS adventures: “accidentally” kicking an officious male doctor in the crotch, becoming an undercover agent to pay for medication made from Chinese hamster ovary cells, discovering the amazing effects of legal speed, and battling her arch-nemesis, the dreaded food group --vegetables.

Throughout her MS journey, Yvonne learned how to use humor to find acceptance in her diagnosis and how to smile in the face of chronic illness. Life with multiple sclerosis can be daunting, but Yvonne shares her giggles at the bizarre world she has unwittingly entered and the new perspectives it has given her on life. MS Madness! makes us realize that with a sense of humor, we can survive anything.

MS Madness! A ‘Giggle More, Cry Less’ Story of Multiple Sclerosis combines defiance with humor, the secret weapon of the sick. Laughter has carried me a greater distance than conventional medicine ever will. In the end, attitude drives well being.”
~Richard M. Cohen, NY Times best-selling author of Blindsided and Strong at the Broken Places

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Author Bio

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Yvonne deSousa has worked as a street sweeper, a shell seller, a babysitter, a candy peddler, and a guest house manager, all before the age of sixteen. Later on she worked as a waitress, sales clerk, library assistant, victim’s advocate, and at the front desk of a doctor’s office.

Two years before Yvonne’s diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, a relative volunteered her to write an article for a local newspaper. Little did she know it was the beginning of a writing career. When MS threatened to turn her into a lunatic, she started writing more frequently and quickly discovered that writing about the insanity that is MS was helping to keep her sane.

Her work has appeared on CapeWomenOnline.com, and in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Finding My Faith and Something On Our Minds, Volumes 1 and 2. Yvonne also writes a weekly blog on www.yvonnedesousa.com, the website that uses a giggle stick to beat up on MS. Since finishing MS Madness! A “Giggle More, Cry Less” Story of Multiple Sclerosis, she has started presenting programs designed to help others use humor to help cope with chronic illness.

Yvonne enjoys writing, laughing, and resting. She lives by her personal mottos: “How you deal affects how you feel” and “My MS is not your MS, and your MS is weird!”

Contact her at Yvonne@yvonnedesousa.com
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54 comments:

  1. My mother was diagnosed with MS when I was 18. That was 25 years ago and she is still fighting it.

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  2. Watching everyday strangers preform actions of common courtesies. :D

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  3. My sons both make me laugh. They are both teens and their humor is non-stop.

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  4. My husband makes me laugh more than anyone and everything else.

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  5. I know this sounds strange but I make myself laugh the most, if you can't laugh at yourself who can you laugh at :)

    Rob Shiels

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  6. Our guinea pig makes me laugh the most.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  7. My 5 year old grandson makes me laugh the most. He is such a happy child. :)

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  8. My boyfriend makes me laugh the most in my life.

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  9. My uncle :) he always has something funny to say

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  10. My late dad used to, now my brother.

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  11. My kids make me laugh, some of what they say just cracks me up, and it happens every day!

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  12. My son makes me laugh the most. He is 17 and has had 37 fractures and 30+ surgeries. He is the happiest, funniest kid around! He cares so much for others.

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  13. My son is really funny and makes me laugh a lot.

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  14. The person in my life who makes me laugh the most is my husband! He is a quick wit!

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  15. The kids I work with make me laugh the most. They are always so funny!

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  16. I think my son makes me laugh the most.

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  17. my hubby. he's quiet but comes out w. great funnies once in awhile.

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  18. My mother makes me laugh most in my life. She's a hoot. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. My 14 year old son makes me laugh probably a dozen times a day at least. He has an epic sense of humor and such a riot. Thank you.

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  20. My grandchild makes me laugh the most.

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  21. One of my friends makes me laugh everytime I spend time with her.

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  22. My children always manage to make me laugh.

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  23. My Grandchildren make me laugh, they always bring laughter into my day!.

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  24. My husband and my daughter are identical and make me laugh each and every day! Thanks for the post and giveaway!

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  25. My kids, always.

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  26. hate to say it, lo but I was diagnosed wit MS 30 years ago .The diagnoses has changed. Im not sure its better. I still can't walk and there is no cure,but I make myself laugh now.I mean really it funny I have a college degree, but its not in medicine but can tell I can't walk. lot of good that degree does with no job!

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  27. My fiance makes me laugh more than anyone else.

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  28. My kids make me laugh all the time!!!

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  29. My son. He is eight now and the funniest person I know!

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  30. My kids make me laugh they are always doing or saying something crazy

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  31. My wife makes me laugh the most.

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  32. My youngest niece makes me laugh the most.
    Tara Woods

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  33. Nicole Carter WeasleyOctober 4, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    My kids make me laugh the most! Their nuts!

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  34. Steven Wright

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  35. My best friend always makes me laugh.

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  36. My husband and kids.. love their sense of humor.

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  37. My husband with all of our inside jokes. sleveene@hotmail.com

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  38. The crazy things my youngest son always says. thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. My children crack me up often.

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  40. my cousin kevin. Vivian
    darkeve@care2.com

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  41. This is a very hard question! My husband is pretty hilarious; he cracks me up all of the time. I find humor in lots of people and things.

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  42. My little dog makes me laugh so many times a day!

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  43. I think the ones that makes me laugh most would probly be my guy friends. :)

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