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Sylvia Lawry

Sylvia Lawry
Sylvia Lawry, founder and executive director of the National MS Society (1915-2001)

After Sylvia Lawry's brother, Bernard, was diagnosed with MS, she realized how little information was available about this disease.

On March 11, 1946, she met with 20 of the nation's most prominent research scientists and founded what would become the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

One person's determination to find answers soon became a worldwide movement committed to ending the devastating effects of MS.

Courage Courage: Biography of Sylvia Lawry
by Richard Trubo
The story of one woman's unceasing devotion to her brother and her dream to end the devastating effects of MS.
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