Dimitri is living with multiple sclerosis (MS), and he experiences dramatic changes in his body temperature every day. These swings can aggravate his other symptoms and leave him feeling suffocated. As he puts it, “a single bead of sweat can bring me to my knees.”
You are now seeing hot and cold
Photographed by Jamie MacFayden
Inspired by Dimitri’s invisible symptoms
He worked with photographer Jamie MacFayden to portray his hot and cold sensations as part of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Australia’s (MSA) Seeing [MS] campaign, which we also posted about on the blog in July (blurred vision) and August (pain). It’s all about raising awareness and showing everyone the invisible symptoms some people are living with because of their MS. Stay tuned for more Seeing [MS] posts.
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Hidden – invisible – unnoticed. That’s what symptoms for many living MS are like. So how do you explain them to people who don’t understand? The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Australia (MSA) decided to stop just talking about them and start showing what it’s like to live with MS. Their project is called Seeing [MS] and includes nine photographers depicting nine invisible symptoms in a series of single images. And all of them are inspired by the experiences of people living with the condition – these photographs are what life with MS is like for them. We’ll be highlighting them all on the blog over the coming months to help expose the invisible side of disease.
You are now seeing blurred vision
Photographed by Toby Burrows
Inspired by Emma Giunti’s invisible symptom
Emma Giunti talking more about MS and blurred vision.
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