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The Inspiration Behind the Maressa Center for MS Wellness
The Maressa family is no stranger to life with multiple sclerosis, a progressive autoimmune disease that presents with a wide range of symptoms. In 1994, Julian Maressa, DO, received his diagnosis, which he kept to himself for many years.
Over the years, Julian, his brothers Joseph Maressa Jr. and Anthony, and his sister JoLynne, have learned how essential stress reduction is in managing the disease. With this in mind, Joseph envisioned an innovative, comforting, and educational program in which anyone with MS, and their caretakers, could come and spend the day with people who walk similar paths in life.