Congratulations to Doug Toelle, one of our MS Activists from the Greater Northwest, on being inducted into the National MS Society’s Hall of Fame for Advocacy. Doug is a dedicated MS activist who isn’t afraid to speak up about issues affecting people living with MS and other disabilities.
Diagnosed with MS in 2000, Doug is a proactive and persistent advocate who has forged strong relationships with his local, state, and federal legislators and helped move forward issues in Alaska including advancing disability awareness training for first responders, creating an employment first state, supporting Medicaid expansion, and improving access to durable medical equipment. Aside from his role as an MS Activist, Doug is a mentor to other activists, a self-help group leader, and Walk MS participant.
Great work, Doug!
Check out other chapter and national award recipients here.