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Madeleine Stowe reveals father's battle with MS; campaigns for others
Madeleine Stowe reveals father's battle with MS; campaigns for others

At 4 years old, actress Madeleine Stowe was learning about life’s troubles all too soon. Her father, Robert, a self-taught civil engineer, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the central nervous system that causes disruptions in the flow of information between the brain and the body, limiting mobility. Stowe became his caregiver and helplessly watched her father suffer from MS during a time when there were no FDA-approved treatments. “I had seen MS in a difficult life,” Stowe, 56, told the Los Angeles Times. “It was extraordinarily challenging." In recent years, a number of effective FDA-approved MS treatments have developed. And...

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