Kaz Aston – Thriving with Multiple Sclerosis
Kaz Aston is a multiple sclerosis campaigner and fund raiser from Berkshire, England.
01:44 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
05:17 Brian’s Introduction.
06:03 Receiving the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
07:08 Kaz’ reaction to the diagnosis.
08:55 All-consuming information search or living a positive lifestyle.
10:48 What MS is and the different ways it affects people.
12:56 Is it life threatening?
13:27 How Kaz was affected and how she has learned to manage the effects.
15:30 A relatively new disease with many treatment options and continuing research.
16:29 Changes in life-style and diet can improve how the body reacts.
17:17 Children amongst the 110,000 people affected in the UK.
17:54 How good is the UK in treatment, support for and awareness of the sick and disabled?
20:00 Fighting the corner against UK Government’s initial proposed changes to disabled policy.
23:23 Becoming involved in drag racing, the fastest motor racing on earth and loving it.
27:30 Don’t let MS stop you from doing anything.
28:14 What can people without MS learn from Kaz’ philosophy of life.
29:24 Relating her philosophy to other life affecting illnesses and how Government can help.
31:11 How Kaz moved from nursing to charity fundraising, and into media and PR.
32:49 Having a strong work ethic and drive but learning to adapt that for positive outcomes.
34:13 Learning the skills to manage the loneliness of working on your own.
35:53 The key to successful Public Relations using Twitter and YouTube.
39:14 What the Rotary Club is and Rotarians do.
42:24 Fostering a charitable ethic by helping people understand the need.
43:54 The drive to eradicate polio worldwide.
46:34 Exciting times with new treatment opportunities and work towards finding a cure for MS.
48:39 Angelina Jolie’s management of her health issues and her charitable work.
50:25 Everyone ages, bringing a need to adapt, so should we all learn to make lifestyle choices now?
51:48 The motivation for continuing to learn and take on new challenges.
53:27 How we can all learn to deal with stress and exhaustion levels.
56:03 Monarchy Online a website to fulfil a need for people to learn about the Monarchy.
1:04:14 Success secrets.
1:04:54 Are millennials self-absorbed, social media animals, privileged, and entitled?
1:05:45 Kaz’ next big challenge.
1:08:19 Telephone call to the initially diagnosed Kaz.
1:09:30 Best advice ever received.
1:11:27 Advice to young people who want to be like Kaz.
1:14:13 Brian’s summing up.
NHS Choices: Multiple Sclerosis
Open Heart BMJ online
Webster Race Engineering
Santa Pod’s Nitro FM
Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School
Gates Foundation and Rotary against polio
The Gates Foundation
SOS Children’s Villages
The Royal Family
Young Diplomats in London