This letter is in response to your question in From the Editor (May/June 2009) asking us about the unsung heroes in our lives. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in October of 2006.
I would like to talk about a doctor that has become my hero. He showed me that a scientist can have a wonderful and caring heart.
His name is Dr. Benjamin Greenberg, and he works at the Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. What started as a second opinion became the best choice that I ever made in my MS life!
He was always willing and open to answering my questions, regardless of the time of day. Dr. Greenberg was able to learn the type of support I needed from a doctor. He tailored his treatment to me as a person. I never felt like I was just another patient, because he took the time to learn who I am.
In fact, I created a video that I call Unsung Heroes where I celebrate the wonderful work of the many scientists that I admire and that are dedicating their lives to finding a cure for MS and for the many other rare neurological disorders. You can see my video on my Web site flowers4MS.com where I help raise funds for MS research.