Tamia: Life After Multiple Sclerosis

tamiaSinger Tamia collaborated with Brandy, Chaka Khan, and Gladys Knight on the song “Missing You”. It was part of the soundtrack for the movie “Set It Off”. This single also received a Grammy Nomination.

From there she went on to make several albums, got married to NBA star Grant Hill and had children.  She was living the good life, touring and making a home by being a wife and mother.

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But she and hubby, Grant revealed later in 2003 that she had a diagnosis of MS. At first Tamia didn’t want to tell anyone that she had multiple sclerosis, because she wasn’t sure what it was.

When she did find out what it was and that it wasn’t a “death” sentence, they came forward and let everyone know. She wanted people to know that she was managing her symptoms and that having MS is not a sign of weakness.tamia2Their first child, Myla Grace Hill was born in 2002. Lael Rose Hill was born five years later. The young mom didn’t have any problems with her pregnancies. Multiple sclerosis seems to slow down and ease the symptoms during pregnancies. It may have something to do with the higher hormone levels women have during pregnancy.