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Stacey Stopa Beats Multiple Sclerosis–and Has Her Baby

December 13, 2016

Stacey Stopa was just 34 and newly married when she discovered that she had multiple sclerosis. She worried that she would be confined to a wheel chair and wouldn't be able to have children or continue as a dance instructor.

But Yale Medicine neurologist Mary Bailey, MD, helped her with an effective treatment that put her on the road to recovery. Dr. Bailey credits Stopa for her positive attitude, and Stopa thanks Dr. Bailey for thinking beyond medication alone. "I'm not just looking for a pill," she says. "I'm looking for quality of life." She got that and much more–she's now a mom!

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