I was very touched by the story. Brandee Evans, after speaking with her, has a very wonderful spirit and caring personality. It was great speaking with her and hearing how things used to be and how they are now caring for her mother. As we grow up, we have this view: my parent(s) is supposed to care for me. But there are many times when we must step up to care for our parent(s) in times of need.

Q: Tell me a little about yourself and how MS has personally impacted you and your mom.

A: Thank you for having me. So I’m a full-time caregiver to my mom, who has multiple sclerosis, and girl, it has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding roles I’ve ever had. I know much more today than when mom was diagnosed in 2004. So I’m just excited to share the knowledge with others in the Black MS community. And you know, today, I am a proud, proud partner with Genentech as a paid spokesperson to join their MS visibility campaign that celebrates diversity in MS and provides culturally relevant resources to enable better MS care.