My son Jacob is an 8-year-old who attends a great charter school in our area. He loves playing baseball and is a die-hard football fan. Jacob likes telling jokes, has 2 pet cats, and a fish named Shadow. Most important, Jacob is very supportive of his mother and her multiple sclerosis (MS). He is always looking for ways that he can help her out.
When I told Jacob I was writing an article for Above MS, he really wanted to help. He told me he had his own ways of helping his mom and asked if he could provide some of his own tips to help other families, parents, and especially kids. So here are the tips Jacob wants to share with you.
Jacob is great with doing everything he can to be a good kid and a great supporter of his mom. When asked what message he wants people to get from this, he said, “Tell your kid that you have MS. It might scare them a little, but it will be OK. Also, kids like helping since parents help us with things.”