We are in awe of her strength!
As we reported, Jamie-Lynn Sigler revealed she was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 20.
While the 34-year-old was symptom-free for a long period of time, the illness eventually caught up to her.
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In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, the actress further explains how her life has been affected by MS.
She said :
"My symptoms are weakness in my right side… I can't run. It's so hard for me. I'm not trying to sensationalize this at all, but the very last time I can remember running was the final scene of The Sopranos. That's literally the last time I can ever remember feeling that freedom in my body."
Her condition even affects the way she cares for her 2-year-old son Beau.
"It's a lot. It's a lot for any mom… I do my best [and] I manage. If I know I'm going to take him to the park, I usually take him to a park that's enclosed so that I just don't have to worry about him running off. I do everything that any other mom does."
The thespian has yet to tell her child, but when she does, she will be honest yet delicate.
"I anticipate and think about all the time what and how I will tell him one day. I think when the time comes and when he needs to know, I'm not gonna use the word ‘sick' because I think that instills fear in a child. I don't feel sick all the time and I don't want him to think that way."
We thank Jamie-Lynn for being so open about her health, and we hope it helps others dealing with the same illness.
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