Publications & Events


   Managing MS--
        Straight Talk From a 31-Year Survivor
        First Edition December, 2011 
Achievement: selected by Kirkus (top 10% Indie); listed in December Kirkus Review Magazine.

     MS Highlights – Then and Now

   31 Days of MS: I’m an Advocate With 40 Years of Experience to Share March 2022 

   Our MS Superheroes and Their Sidekicks  March 2022
   Published: “A Lifetime Story with MS”  October 2021

     Guest Blog Post for Herbal Papaya, March 7, 2016
               “Why MS doesn’t Scare Me Anymore”

     U.S.News & World Report (Health)
                Life with an “Invisible” Illness--article
interviewed Jan. 2016)

     Newspaper article - D. Petrina
                   Glendale Star Feb 4, 2014

     Neurology Now Magazine: Listed Debbie Petrina's MS Blog
               as the Patient Blogger for Multiple Sclerosis  2013

    Achievement:  Diamond Expert Author Award
Ezine Articles (
May 31, 2013) 

     NMSS: The Momentum article 
               "The Importance of Connecting"

     Your Pets Magazine: my article  (July12, 2012)
               "Overcoming Hardship & Loss"


        MS/Orange Awareness Campaign (click here)

                    **March is MS Awareness/Education Month 


        The Pulse--AZ Radio Show (Sept. 2012)

                    Debbie Petrina:  Guest--Interview, Q & A's (Click here)



       Author Guest Chat--MS World (Nov. 28, 2012)
(Click here)

       Phone Interview with Madeleine Stowe 
                       Take Action on MS Campaign—6/2015  

       Genzyme’s Lights, Camera, Take Action on MS
                    6-city tour campaign with Madeleine Stowe 
                          Invitation to participate (12/2014—June 2015)

MS Summit hosted by Novartis - Invitation to participate  
                    Chicago, IL (June 27, 2015)

       MS Summit sponsored by EMD Serano & Pfizer
                          Mon. April 12 Rockland, MA-- D. Petrina participant


       MS Workshop hosted by Genzyme--Phoenix
Sat. Feb 15, 2014  Place: Arizona Biltmore (note-new date)
D. Petrina: Speaker/group facilitator 

      MS Society "No Boys Allowed"  Group Facilitator  (2012-2013)
                   AZ Chapter, NMSS

       Banner Thunderbird Hospital July 19, 2013
Education Program to Staff:  "Understanding MS" (closed)

       Brain Health Fair-American Academy of Neurology
Sat. March 16, 2013 San Diego, California 
D. Petrina:  Exhibitor/Leader-MS Support Group Session 


       NMSS AZ Chapter Annual Meetng Jan. 7, 2013 

                   D. Petrina Participant: Making a Difference  (Video Conference)  

       NMSS– PA Keystone Chapter
                 Strategic Plan Focus Group Participant April/2020
                 (Eight persons with MS 28+ yrs. gave input for NMSS Strategic Plan)

   Local Authors Event--Glendale, AZ (Nov. 3)  

            Book overview/signing)

                                                      Phoenix MS Walk (2013) 

                                                          "Orange Ribbon Team" Walk Participant/volunteer


        Meet-the-Author:  R. H. Johnson Library 

                             Sun City West, AZ   Oct. 16, 2012



        Meet-the Author:  Phoenix June 27, 2012