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Ozzy Osbourne’s son, Jack, has multiple sclerosis — and received the news just two weeks after his daughter was born.

“I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, ‘Why now?’ ” Jack told People magazine.

Jack, 26, has already lost 60 percent of the vision in his right eye, according to Hello! magazine.

The New York Post


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Jun 18 @ 3:38PM  
I saw that about Jack earlier today. Just when the kid finally gets his life together..he gets hit with this.

Jun 18 @ 3:46PM  
Multiple sclerosis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as "disseminated sclerosis" or "encephalomyelitis disseminata", is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms.[1] Disease onset usually occurs in young adults, and it is more common in women.[1] It has a prevalence that ranges between 2 and 150 per 100,000.[2] MS was first described in 1868 by Jean-Martin Charcot.[3]

MS affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other effectively. Nerve cells communicate by sending electrical signals called action potentials down long fibers called axons, which are contained within an insulating substance called myelin. In MS, the body's own immune system attacks and damages the myelin. When myelin is lost, the axons can no longer effectively conduct signals.[4] The name multiple sclerosis refers to scars (scleroses—better known as plaques or lesions) particularly in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord, which is mainly composed of myelin.[3] Although much is known about the mechanisms involved in the disease process, the cause remains unknown. Theories include genetics or infections. Different environmental risk factors have also been found.[4][5]

Almost any neurological symptom can appear with the disease, and often progresses to physical and cognitive disability.[4] MS takes several forms, with new symptoms occurring either in discrete attacks (relapsing forms) or slowly accumulating over time (progressive forms).[6] Between attacks, symptoms may go away completely, but permanent neurological problems often occur, especially as the disease advances.[6]

There is no known cure for multiple sclerosis. Treatments attempt to return function after an attack, prevent new attacks, and prevent disability.[4] MS medications can have adverse effects or be poorly tolerated, and many patients pursue alternative treatments, despite the lack of supporting scientific study. The prognosis is difficult to predict; it depends on the subtype of the disease, the individual patient's disease characteristics, the initial symptoms and the degree of disability the person experiences as time advances.[7] Life expectancy of people with MS is 5 to 10 years lower than that of the unaffected population.

More info from this article about MS

Jun 18 @ 4:53PM  
Celebrities with MS


Chrissy Amphlett - lead singer with the Divinyls
Jacqueline Creed Archer - Civil rights activist
Javier Artero - Spanish soccer player
Louise Arters - Actress (one of the Sparkle Twins)
April Arvan - Basketball Coach


Dave Balon - Canadian ice hockey player and coach
Stan Belinda - baseball player
Richard Berghammer - Wildlife Painter
Jackie Bertone - percussionist for Beach Boys and others
Michael Blake - Hollywood screenwriter, "Dances with Wolves"
Bill Bradbury - Secretary of State of Oregon
Rachelle Breslow - author
Nicky Broyd - BBC Radio Journalist
Martin Bruch - Photographer
Deborah Bruening - writer
Clive Burr - Iron Maiden Drummer


Dan Carnevale - American Footballer
Neil Cavuto - lead anchor on Fox News Channel
Donal Coghlan - singer/songwriter
Benjamin Cohen - technology correspondent for Channel 4 news
Richard Cohen - journalist (married to actress Meridith Viera)
Sean Coman (aka Sean Donahue) - Californian disk jockey
Luca Coscione - Italian Politician
Charlie Courtauld - British newspaper columnist (Independent on Sunday)
Carrel Cowan-Ricks - historical archaeologist and anthropologist
Roland 'Chubby' Cloutier - TV Entertainer
Guido Crepax - Italian comic
Betty Cuthbert - Olympic Gold Medallist, Sprinting


Deanna Davis - Basketball player and coach
Denise Davis - Singer
Sir Augustus Frederic D'Este (1794-1848) - grandson of King George III of England, 1st documented case of MS
Joan Didion - writer and director
Bruno Tassan Din - Italian publisher
Tamara Dobson - American actress and fashion model
Wayne Dobson - magician
Deborah Downey - Cabaret Performer
Khiawatha Downey - American Footballer
Jacqueline du Pre - cellist
Frank DuBois - New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture 1989-, champion teamroper
Michel Dupuis - Canadian football player (linebacker for Ottawa, Winnipeg & Toronto)
Michael R. Duval - Investment Banker and White House Lawyer Under Nixon and Ford


Allan Eagleson - Hockey impresario & lawyer
Stanley Elkin - writer


Donna Fargo - Country and western singer
Lola Falana - singer
Bryan Forbes - actor, writer, director (married to Nanette Newman)
Michael Frimkess - Potter
Annette Funicello - singer, dancer, former Mouseketeer


Roman Gabriel - American football player (Los Angeles Rams 1962-72)
Teri Garr - Actress (Young Frankenstein, Tootsie, Close Encounters and others)
Sarah P. Gibbs - Biologist - Winner of 2003 Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal
Brenda Gildehaus - champion BMX bike rider
Marianne Gingrich - ex-wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
Chrystal Gomes - stand up comedienne
Beverly Graham - singer, charity worker
Judy Graham - author
Judy Grahn - poet
Nicola Griffith - Author
Robin Gurr - poet


William Hartnell - British actor (the first Doctor Who)
Joseph Hartzler - Chief prosecutor for the Oklahoma bombing case
Eve Hayes - actress
Heinrich Heine - German poet (1797-1856) posthumously diagnosed with MS
Stewart Henry - UK disc-jockey
Lucien Hervé - Architectural Photographer
Jimmy Heuga - Olympic skier
John Hicklenton - British comic artist
Lena Horne - Actress and singer
Alastair Hignell - International Rugby Player, Cricketer and BBC Sports Commentator
Jennifer Huget - Washington Post journalist
Fred Hughes - Andy Warhol's financeer and manager
David Humm - NFL quarterback, Oakland Raiders


Iman Ali - Pakistani actor and model
Frieda Inescort - actress
Ivalio Iordanov - Bulgarian International soccer player
Brian Irvine - Scottish soccer player


Valerie Jankowski Skrabut - artist and musician.
Barbara Jordan - Congress woman, professor, civil rights activist


Jonathan Katz - Comedian
Hal Ketchum - Country & Western Singer
Johnny Killen - 1960s singer
Susan Kisslinger - Author
Stanley Knowles - Canadian Politician (1942-1984)


David "Squiggy" Lander - actor in the American TV show "Laverne & Shirley,"
Carl Laemmle, Jr. - film producer and son of the founder of Universal Studios
Ronnie Lane - musician with The Faces (Rod Stewart's old band)
James LaRocca - Guitarist with MS
Melanie Lawson - Anchorwoman, Ch.13 Houston
Margaret Leighton - British actress
Wendy Lill - Canadian Politician
Kathryn Lindskoog - author
Lydwina of Schieden - Dutch patron Saint of Ice Skaters (1400AD) The earliest written record of someone with MS


Ernie McAlister - US Politician
Roger MacDougall - British playwright
David Maclean - UK Conservative MP - Chief Whip
Fiona MacTaggart - British Politician (Labour MP for Slough)
Nancy Mairs - novelist
Natalie Mandzhavidze - NASA Physicist
Maureen Manley - Olympic Cyclist
Emily Mann - director and playwright
Diana Markham - Novelist
Miquel Martm i Pol - Catalan poet
Maxine Mesinger - Newspaper gossip columnist, Houston Chronicle
Laura Mitchell - Public policy analyst, consultant and writer
Mary Mullarkey - Colorado State Supreme Court Chief Justice
John Mythen - cartoonist and writer


William Newman - artist
Ken Novak - Basketball coach
Paul Novoselick - Chronicle staff writer and columnist


Cindy O'Connor - Poet
Alan Osmond - Singer in Osmond Brothers
Jim Oelschlager - financeer and philanathropist


John Pageler - author
Lisa Peck - Mountain bike rider (5th in 2000 Masters World Mountain Bike Championships)
Colin Pillinger - British scientist, leader of Beagle 2 Mission to Mars
Jim Poulin - Basketball Coach
Richard Pryor - comedian and actor


Richard Queen - Iran hostage


Richard Radtke - Scientist and Winner Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Jacques Raverat - Artist
Adam Riedy - US Speed Skater
Madeline Rhue - Actress
John Robson - Footballer
Doug Robinson - Novelist
Fausto Rocha - Brazilian TV Actor
Ronald Rogers - Concert Pianist
Anne Romney - wife of Mitt Romney (American politician)
Wendy Carol Roth - Television producer, writer and Advocate for the Disabled


James Scofield - poet
Jordan Sigalet - Canadian ice hockey player
Eric Simons - mountaineer
Dean Singleton - Newspaper Magnate
Keith Snyder - composer, performer, and author
Aaron Solowoniuk - drummer for Canadian band Billy Talent
Henry Steele - Basketball Player
Stephanie Stephens - golfer

Jun 18 @ 4:56PM  

Stephanie Stephens - golfer
Kevin Stevenson - Singer/Guitarist
Tim Stevens - Scottish disc jockey
Karen G. Stone - Author
Sharon Summerall - model (married to Don Henley (singer with The Eagles)
Kelly Sutton - racing driver
Joan Sweeney - children's author
Jim Sweeney - British actor and comedian
Mike Szymanski - entertainment writer and managing editor of


Tamia - R&B singer (Grammy Nominee)
David "Teddy" Thomas - Cricketer
Mitch Terpstra - Athlete and Althetics Coach
Bobby Thompson - Banjoist
Joe Torsella - US Politician
Larry Tucker - Film and TV writer and producer (incl. The Monkees, Alice B. Toklas and Bob & Carol)
Yury Tynianov - Russian Novelist and literary critic

Jun 18 @ 8:08PM  
Why now wonders how many people have utter those words. 26 darn shame life goes on but so does hope with it Medical research has come a long way not far enough not quick enough never has ,. Good past blog Straddle now more than ever with money being tight with everyone charities are hurting money and volunteers . We taught the kids if you can give money do if can't give of yourself volunteer . Either way you are helping .

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