Our Contributors

Abigail Budd
Abigail Budd

Abi is a writer and blogger who also works part time in the criminal justice system in the UK. She lives in Brighton with her family and plays an active role in the global MS community. Abi was diagnosed with RRMS in 2008 and now has SPMS, but tries to see the funny side wherever possible!

Angela Finlay
Angela Finlay

Angela Finlay is a freelance writer and blogger committed to sharing matters that affect health and wellbeing. From fitness and motivation to medical ailments and psychological hurdles, she has covered a range of health and lifestyle topics through her web writing career. Angela feels that a high quality of life should be a top priority for everyone, and tries her…

Debra Robert
Debra Robert

After spending most of her life traveling the world working on the technical end of large scale concerts and conferences, Debra Robert was diagnosed with MS on Christmas Eve, 2014. Now unable to work in the field she’s loved, Debra is determined to live a quieter, more internal life with MS. Debra writes, sharing observations, experiences and lessons learned from…

Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson

Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers. Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a lighter side with…

Gerard Blink
Gerard Blink

Gerard has been dealing with MS since his diagnosis in 2000, though he had symptoms going back to the mid 90s. He has been on permanent long-term disability since 2002. He keeps himself physically fit with a daily exercise regime that he could never have done 20 years ago, and with the aid of his trusty rollator he gets out…

LeeAnne Lapum
LeeAnne Lapum

LeeAnne firmly believes that her experiences with MS can be used positively to affect others facing similar illnesses. LeeAnne refuses to sit back and play the victim. She is a survivor. LeeAnne has written poetry, short stories and song lyrics in the past. She truly enjoys the challenge of putting things on paper in a way that will encourage, support…

Libby Selinsky
Libby Selinsky

Libby has been fighting her battle with multiple sclerosis since 2007, and has enjoyed writing for NewLifeOutlook|MS since December of 2014. She thinks it's great to have the opportunity to speak to others about the realities of this disease, and hopes she can help calm some fears and make a positive contribution in someone's life. MS can be a very…

Patricia Bratianu
Patricia Bratianu

Patricia Bratianu, RN, PhD, RH (AHG), is a nurse with 40 years of experience in an array of inpatient and outpatient settings. During those years Patricia came to realize that conventional healthcare was not meeting the needs of all patients. She became an herbalist and obtained a PhD in natural health. This affords her the opportunity to provide balanced well…