As a care giver for his wife for almost three years, he tries to stay positive every day and get out to do some errand especially when things are getting to him. His involvement with his two grandchildren that live with him is his salvation - their activities give him a reason to smile and laugh, getting him over the sad times. He tries to remain aware of ongoing research on the MSA website as many doctors have very little time to read current research and keep up with trials. There is always hope that a miracle drug will be discovered somewhere in the world and he does not want to miss it! Bill participates in MSA Coalition conferences, focus groups, and looks forward to sharing his strategies for coping with others.