Identical twins Tamara Kahn and Terry Hord (née Harber) were born eight minutes apart and were both athletic as children. But they can now look back and see the fatigue and heat sensitivity they both experienced as early signs of the diagnosis to come - along with the trauma of losing their mother to cancer and the Epstein-Barr Virus that they contracted at the age of 15.
In their 20s they received identical MS diagnoses, but a history of voluntary charity work led them to create an MS patient advocacy hub called TwinsCoast2Coast. They aim to inspire, empower, support, and educate others about MS, and to simply tell their story, imperfections and all.
Despite the aggressive and progressive nature of MS for them both, they continue to create a support system and safe space for the newly diagnosed to land. As they say in this interview, "there is more to life than your disease - and you are not alone."
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