Photo by Nichole Raucheisen, Naples Daily News

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When a lifelong friend was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a few years ago, Kay Jasso invited her to come live with her.

But her friend was used to being on her own, and she declined.

The MS, however, soon took over her friend’s life. Over the next four years, she lost her job and sank into depression.

“She had no support system, and I didn’t have a clue how to help her,” Jasso said. “She killed herself with pills.”

These days Jasso has plenty of ideas about how to help patients with the incurable, progressive and debilitating auto-immune disease, which attacks the central nervous system and can lead to a range of problems, from paralysis to blindness.

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By: June Fletcher, published 9/11/16 Naples Daily News