Patient Contributor

Eliz Martin

Eliz is the content creator of the The Sparkled Life, a lifestyle blog focused on positive living with MS.

Overview

Living With Condition
6 Years
Published
6 Articles
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Eliz Martin has a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and an MBA from Franciscan University. She previously worked in business development within the technology industry. After an abrupt diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Eliz changed focus to disability advocacy, specifically to living a great life despite a chronic disease diagnosis. 

History with the condition

Eliz was diagnosed with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 26 in 2012. She has fought against the disease as it’s taken her speech, her eyesight, dexterity, mobility, and much more. Relearning to walk after a year in a wheelchair has been her most gratifying achievement and her biggest “I’m the boss” to MS. Though now fighting Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS), Eliz hopes that sharing her trials and journeys shows others that a full life can be lived even if limited. 

On her blog she shares and encourages others to become warriors in the fight, while also serving up realness, humour, and lots of dog photos. She enjoys cycling and spending time with family, friends, and puppies.

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Published Articles

Navigating Relationships and MS: Friends and Family
8 mins
article
Eliz Martin

Navigating Relationships and MS: Friends and Family

How I Lost – and Found – Love with MS
6 mins
article
Eliz Martin

How I Lost – and Found – Love with MS

Navigating Your Most Important Relationship with MS: Yourself
7 mins
article
Eliz Martin

Navigating Your Most Important Relationship with MS: Yourself

Animals and MS: How My “Fur Baby” Provides Comfort and Care
7 mins
article
Eliz Martin

Animals and MS: How My “Fur Baby” Provides Comfort and Care

My Must-Have MS Hacks
6 mins
article
Eliz Martin

My Must-Have MS Hacks

My MS Diagnosis – And Journey So Far
5 mins
article
Eliz Martin

My MS Diagnosis – And Journey So Far