Founded in Albuquerque, NM, by Dave Bexfield (then 37) on March 2, 2006, ActiveMSers provides motivation and inspiration to those with multiple sclerosis to stay as active as possible—physically, intellectually, and socially—regardless of challenges. Today it is among the largest and longest-running personal MS websites on the internet (fully redesigned in 2020) and has aided hundreds of thousands affected by the disease and other chronic illnesses in more than 100 countries worldwide.
ActiveMSers is a not-for-profit website and does not actively fundraise from members. Instead, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase items linked to Amazon from this website, ActiveMSers may make a small commission from the sale. These funds help maintain this website. Additionally, some gear has been donated for testing purposes or was sold at a discount. Items promoted have been personally vetted by ActiveMSers or are generally well-regarded by the community at large.
1000’s of helpful tips and tricks
Find tips about living with multiple sclerosis, from how to deal with heat to coping with fatigue to traveling the world. Get motivated!
Expert recommendations on MS exercises
With input from physical therapists and MS experts, ActiveMSers will show you how to maximize mobility through exercise and stretching.
Advice for traveling with a disability
Backed by decades of travel experience and the firsthand knowledge of visiting more than 50 countries, founder Dave Bexfield shares his best tools to globetrot with a disability.
Inspiration for active passions
Get motivated to keep pursuing your active passions and learn from fellow MSers as they share their experiences, from running and cycling to snowboarding and kayaking.
Unbiased reviews of gear
ActiveMSers reviews, tests and compares the latest MS aids including cooling vests, wheelchairs, forearm crutches, and more.
Practical disease-management advice
Learn best practices for coping with the myriad symptoms of multiples sclerosis along key tools for managing a lifelong chronic illness.
Forum, blog, free newsletter
Members connect with fellow MSers for advice and tips through our web forum, learn how to cope through our blog, and get exclusive content from our free e-newsletter.
Educational (and humorous) videos
Enjoy short videos about life with MS and how to maximize life experiences while living with a chronic illness. Laughter is highly encouraged.
Social media inspiration and motivation
Dave and ActiveMSers are active on social media. Follow his adventures (and escapades) on Instagram, the latest MS research on Twitter, and MS missives on Facebook.