We didn't just treat MS.

We treated Adrian.

When Adrian Wilkins was 28, he was diagnosed with MS. The symptoms appeared once when he was in college six years earlier, but disappeared as quickly as they surfaced. But once they reappeared, they intensified for the next two years. The episodes would last for seven days and then completely go away. Against medical advice, he stopped taking his medication and focused on eating right and managing his stress, which was progressively getting worse.

However, after a couple of cross-country moves, Adrian found himself in New Jersey, and his episodes were stronger than ever. He did some research and found the MS Center at Holy Name Medical Center. Physicians, led by Dr. Mary Ann Picone, Medical Director of the Center, took the time to get to know Adrian outside of his diagnosis. They put him on a strict diet, exercise regimen and medication schedule.

In July 2016, Adrian learned that his disease was in a form of remission. It was news that he never thought possible and he cried tears of joy when he heard it. Adrian is keeping his stress down and exercising, but he really credits the care he received at Holy Name. "This has changed my life and I'm so grateful."

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