O'Jays Walter Williams discusses MS diagnosis

O'JaysWalter Williams, one-third of the legendary O'Jays, has gone public to discuss his long battle with the disease multiple sclerosis.  Williams (pictured far left) has largely kept quiet his diagnosis of more than a quarter century. 

Now 67 years old, Williams says "I have done well with MS, and I want other sufferers to know that they too can lead a normal life. Why now? Well, it's a good time to come out and let people know there is medication for this now that helps a great deal. When I was diagnosed, they told me I had 20 years to live and there was no cure, but it has all changed."

O'JaysWalter Williams, one-third of the legendary O'Jays, has gone public to discuss his long battle with the disease multiple sclerosis.  Williams (pictured far left) has largely kept quiet his diagnosis of more than a quarter century. 

Now 67 years old, Williams says "I have done well with MS, and I want other sufferers to know that they too can lead a normal life. Why now? Well, it's a good time to come out and let people know there is medication for this now that helps a great deal. When I was diagnosed, they told me I had 20 years to live and there was no cure, but it has all changed."

Williams continued successful career after the diagnosis may be an inspiration for others newly diagnosed. He is a evidence of the succesful treatments available and, most importantly, the ability of MS sufferers to live a normal, happy life after a diagnosis that could otherwise lead to depression.

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