David Lander David Lander's face -- and distinctive voice -- is familiar to legions of fans who knew him as Squiggy on Laverne and Shirley. Though he kept his multiple sclerosis diagnosis quiet for 15 years, he now speaks freely about his experience with the disease at public appearances.
Best know as Squiggy from "Laverne & Shirley," David announced that he has multiple sclerosis in 1999, after living with the condition for 14 years. He joined the National MS Society as an ambassador to increase awareness about MS and the Society—and demonstrate that you can enjoy a fulfilling career and active life despite having a chronic illness. In November 2000, David was named the National MS Ambassador of the Year.