Zazi Gohar, 26, from West Auckland’s Te Atatū, learned she had MS, an often disabling disease of the central nervous system, in 2020 after her legs and hands became completely numb.
Gohar said she’d been experiencing symptoms of MS since she was 19 but never thought much of it.
She became a registered nurse, working in the emergency department of a hospital in Auckland, when her symptoms became more persistent.
“I put it down to stress – even though I was enjoying my job it can be stressful. I mentioned my symptoms to co-workers and they pushed me to investigate it.”