One of my closest friends was recently diagnosed with MS. She's only 19.
These days, she's finding it difficult to talk without a lot of thought behind it (thick tongue, she calls it), gets shakes in her arms/legs (which is especially heartbreaking as she's an artist and can no longer draw) and is tired constantly.
We don't know what kind of MS it is, and are hoping that we've caught it early enough that we can keep it steady and from progressing much further for as long as possible, but. She's taken the news rather difficultly; she wouldn't tell anyone about it for weeks. Now, she tells everyone without a bat of an eye, but won't let anyone help.
My friend is notorious for really needing someone, and not being able to reach out. She knows I'm there for her -- I stalked her for a week when she wasn't answering her phone until she let me in her house to give her a hug -- but I'd like to give her a care package for the times inbetween.
I'm really at a loss.
She's a child at heart and loves cartoons of all kinds, but especially enjoys the ones like 'Recess', 'Filmore' and 'The Weekenders'. She also loves Hello Kitty. Harry Potter. Disney movies in general; her favourite is Mulan, followed by Hercules.
As I said, she's an artist. Paints and draws, mostly. The classes she is/was taking were things like Anthropology, Mythology and Classics. She really likes people and cultures. She's not much of a 'girlie girl' in any way, and prefers jeans and a hoodie with her Vans above all other clothing.
Her favourite colour is blue.
I can knit, sew, paint... name it. I'll do it. I'm a jack-of-all-trades, and will learn a new one for her, if that's what it takes. The idea is, to make her a box of things, and at the bottom, there's going to be an envelope with tickets to Disney World; she's never been.
Help? My brain is, for rather obvious reasons, somewhat fried.