Kaz Aston – Thriving with Multiple Sclerosis

Kaz Aston is a multiple sclerosis campaigner and fund raiser from Berkshire, England.

00:00 Trailer.
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.

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Dominic Jones
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Positive message. Thank you.

sam annagui
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what can’t she do?

Gabriela Grulichová
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Really interesting 🙂 Great 🙂