Milestones

There has been several events in recent years that I think are MS milestones.

1993 – Betaseron the first medication for relapsing remitting MS is FDA approved.

2004 – June 27, Wendy Booker climbs Mount McKinley (Denali) in Alaska. In doing so she becomes the first person with Multiple Sclerosis to reach summit at 20,320 feet; the tallest mountain in North America.

2009 – May 23,  Lori Schneider becomes the first person with Multiple Sclerosis to reach the top of Mount Everest; the tallest mountain in the world at 29,029 feet. In accomplishing that she also becomes a member of exclusive group made up of climbers that have reached the peak of the tallest mountains on all 7 continents. The first with MS.

2010 – Gilenya the first oral medication is approved by the FDA.

2011 – The MS Center of Excellence opens in Oklahoma City. The center features 2 nationally recognized doctors.

2017 – Ocrevus the first medication for Primary Progressive MS is approved by the FDA. It has also been approved for relapsing forms of MS.