Ann Romney says support of husband Mitt and their boys helped in 'dark' days after multiple sclerosis diagnosis

Wife of GOP presidential candidate opens up on diagnosis, treatment


Ann Romney acknowledged Sunday that being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis sent her into a “dark place” for an extended time, but that she pulled through with the love and support of husband Mitt Romney and their five boys.

“When you have a disease that takes everything away from you … anything I was doing in my normal life I could no longer do,” she said in an interview with Fox News Channel.

 “The thing that was wonderful, as I look back now and see how I got out of that place, was really the help of my husband and the help on my children,” Romney said.

Romney, 62, was diagnosed with the disease in 1998.

She said her major symptoms were weakness and fatigue.

Romney opened up about when she was first diagnosed with the disease.

“When the rug is pulled out from under you and you’re left with nothing, you go through this phase of: Who am I and what good am I in this world?”

Romney has become relatively symptom free, but had a minor flair up in early March while on the campaign trail with her husband, the GOP presidential candidate.