The Foundation The Fundación de Esclerosis Múltiple de Puerto Rico is a non-profit institution 501(c)(3) whose main objective, as well as its reason for being, is the coordination of efforts and work directed towards education about multiple sclerosis and to promote the well-being of patients suffering from this condition, in order to achieve a better quality of life for them and their families. Such efforts include: orientation, awareness and fundraising activities in which patients and their relatives participate, as well as the community. The foundation is supported by donations from private companies, government and the community. It is state and federal tax exempt. Since its incorporation in year 2000, the foundation has been responsible for creating awareness about the condition through printed materials, lectures, educational talks, magazines, newspapers, radio, television, web presence, and social media. It is responsible for various legislations and the creation of Law #85 of 2016 of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which creates the MS Register of Puerto Rico. The foundation also supports scientific research initiatives on MS. Programs There are programs in: o Education o Patient Assistance o Support Groups o Wellness
Visi o n To be recognized as a facilitating entity so that patients with multiple sclerosis have better quality of life, access to treatment, and provide help and support to those who need it. We will be a link to promote scientific and social research inside and outside of Puerto Rico in search of the cure of this condition. Misi o n Coordinate efforts and work, aimed at the achievement and enjoyment of a better quality of life for patients with multiple sclerosis in Puerto Rico. Our motto, "Abrazando la Vida" (Embracing Life), is a message of empowerment to patients to "embrace" life with courage and optimism.  
Board of Directors The Board of Directors of Fundación de Esclerosis Múltiple de Puerto Rico, Inc. is composed of a group of professionals who work on a voluntary basis to help the organization achieve the goals established in its mission and philosophy. These goals are contained in the Vsion and Mission of the organization based on the coordination of work and efforts directed towards the achievement and enjoyment of a better quality of life for multiple sclerosis patients in Puerto Rico thru Education, Patient Assistance, Support Groups and Wellness. We want to keep together and informed all patients diagnosed with this disease and seek a better well-being and quality of life for them.
Our Origins The foundation was created as a recommendation of Dr. Charles Poser on his visit to Puerto Rico in year 2000. He suggested the creation of a registry of MS patients and promoting research on MS. His visit was motivated by his interest in the high number of MS cases reported on the island. Dr. Poser was Chief of neurology at the University of Vermont School of Medicine and Professor of Harvard Medical School. He developed the first criteria for the diagnosis of the condition. Dr. Poser is recognized worlwide for his Multiple Sclerosis Research and his work has been published in neurology and science journals in the United States and Europe. Dr. Angel Chinea Martínez, a renowned neurologist in Puerto Rico, donated the seed money to create the foundation and incorporate it under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Dr. Chinea has more than 25 years of experience and over 20 in the diagnosis, treatment and care of multiple sclerosis patients. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the foundation. His research work has been published in magazines and newspapers and has been presented in various forums in medical conferences in the United States, Europe and Latin America. Throughout the years, many people, mostly patients, have contributed voluntarily and disinterestedly as members of the Board of Directors, in administrative work or helping in educational and fundraising activities. Thanks to their contributions, today we have a firm base on which we have built a robust entity.
We work to procure a better quality of life to MS patients in Puerto Rico
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