Karen Bloom – October 2022 Artist of the Month

Karen Bloom artist with MS painting of deer entitled “Northwood Majesty”
Northwood Majesty

About the Artist Karen Bloom

MSAA features the work of many talented artists affected by multiple sclerosis. Each month we share these artist’s inspiring stories and beautiful artwork with you. This month we celebrate Karen Bloom as October 2022 Artist of the Month! Karen is from Kendallville, Indiana.

“I was diagnosed at 48 and a paraplegic within a year. My life is full of joy and adventure, I just no longer walk! After leaving a three-decade career in newspapers, I paint for enjoyment, and distraction. It became more important during Covid isolation as my volunteer opportunities vanished. Multiple sclerosis gave me the gift of time to paint, help daily with grandson and spend time with God.”

To see more about Karen and the rest of our artists, please visit our Art Showcase.

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About MSAA

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services, such as: a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning publications, including, The Motivator; MSAA’s nationally recognized website, featuring educational videos, webinars, and research updates; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™; safety and mobility equipment products; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; MRI funding; My MSAA Community, a peer-to-peer online support forum; MS Conversations blog; a clinical trial search tool; podcasts; and more. For additional information, please visit www.mymsaa.org or call (800) 532-7667.


  • Laura Byrne says:

    I was diagnosed with MS 20 years ago and was blessed to have a wonderful support system. Now that I am retired from teaching, I would like to give back and volunteer to speak with women who are struggling with this condition and may not have a support system. I would appreciate any help you can give me in pursuing my goal. Thank you in advance.

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