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About

TurnFirst is a special collaboration between patients and medical professionals to provide support to people newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and their families. Our medical advisors are some of the top MS specialists in the United States.  As a team, we have extensive first-hand knowledge of the challenges you face when you get an MS diagnosis and the best clinical and research information available to guide your treatment. 

TurnFirst gives you just what you need when you need it.  A diagnosis is scary.  Your head is spinning and now you have a lot to learn. We created our “MS 101” to hold your hand and walk you through the learning curve in a way that you understand MS and are prepared to make decisions about your treatment options, connect with others, and find additional resources.  (Don’t turn to Google! That will just confuse you.) 

The right start can make a real difference in living with MS. . . . and that’s why we call ourselves TurnFirst.  A 20-year veteran of MS—Samantha Guerry—founded TurnFirst to give newly diagnosed patients a trusted place to turn when they get the news. From her own experience and counseling others, she knows how important it is to get solid, unbiased, and hopeful information right from the start. 

Our medical team agrees—informed patients make better decisions.  Doctors can’t give you enough time to answer all your questions.  So MS clinics send their patients to TurnFirst after breaking the news. Our hope is that by coming here, you will be better prepared to take on the physical and emotional challenges of MS, advocate for yourself, and set a course to lead a fulfilling and productive life.

You can trust us.  Our foundation is privately funded by individuals who care and want to see you get off to a strong start in your fight against MS.  We don’t accept money from pharmaceutical companies or other entities that have a commercial stake in MS treatment.