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The Heart of Service 0

The Heart of Service

The Heart of Service I often divide my life with MS into two parts: BC (Before Chair) and AD (After Disability). I was diagnosed with MS in 1988, the beginning of BC. At the...

It's Time 0

It's Time

It's Time Have you ever had a moment where you realize, “it’s time?” Time to make a change and let go of the past? When I was 10 years old, I had my first...

What I Wish… 0

What I Wish…

What I Wish… MS symptoms vary from person to person. Even more, symptoms are often invisible. Because of this, it can be difficult to describe your symptoms or get someone to relate to your...

Turning Adversity into Opportunity 0

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

Turning Adversity into Opportunity When you’re faced with an adverse situation, there are three ways to look at it: a problem, a challenge or an opportunity. A problem is something that festers—it negatively affects...

Care That's Personalized for You 0

Care That's Personalized for You

Care That's Personalized for You Receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can be frightening. I know firsthand—I was diagnosed in 2013 shortly after I turned 29. I worried about my future and mourned for...

My Story Goes on 0

My Story Goes on

My Story Goes on Stunned is hardly the word for how I felt … Shocked, devastated … those are the feelings I remember. At age 45, I had finally achieved some professional success, having...

5 Minutes 0

5 Minutes

5 Minutes The day before, a professional triathlete gave me this advice: “You must keep moving. You cannot stop.” I had just completed 11.9 miles of the Pikes Peak Ascent (PPA), a half marathon...

Talking to My Children about MS 0

Talking to My Children about MS

Talking to My Children about MS Even if the sun was shining and the day was warm, I’d cringe whenever I’d drive by the park with my sons. Because I knew my 6 year...

Not ______ Enough 0

Not ______ Enough

Not ______ Enough I will never forget the first time I felt “less than.” I was onstage and in costume, ready to perform for the very first time at the local Greek festival. Our...

Not ______ Enough 0

Not ______ Enough

Not ______ Enough I will never forget the first time I felt “less than.” I was onstage and in costume, ready to perform for the very first time at the local Greek festival. Our...

Appreciating Myself and All That I Am 0

Appreciating Myself and All That I Am

Appreciating Myself and All That I Am I don’t know if anyone else experienced this, but after my diagnosis, I felt like half a person. I felt like everyone around me could see that...

Appreciating Myself and All That I Am 0

Appreciating Myself and All That I Am

Appreciating Myself and All That I Am I don’t know if anyone else experienced this, but after my diagnosis, I felt like half a person. I felt like everyone around me could see that...

Can't Stand Ya 0

Can't Stand Ya

Can't Stand Ya I can’t stand. That’s the entire sentence—not an abridged version or a double entendre. I really have a difficult time standing in place… Original Source: MS Connection (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||...

Can't Stand Ya 0

Can't Stand Ya

Can't Stand Ya I can’t stand. That’s the entire sentence—not an abridged version or a double entendre. I really have a difficult time standing in place… Original Source: MS Connection

Repairing Myelin to Restore Function 0

Repairing Myelin to Restore Function

Repairing Myelin to Restore Function There were many talks about some really interesting and promising research at the 2018 ACTRIMS Forum. What’s great is that you can browse the online abstracts (scientific summaries) of...

Repairing Myelin to Restore Function 0

Repairing Myelin to Restore Function

Repairing Myelin to Restore Function There were many talks about some really interesting and promising research at the 2018 ACTRIMS Forum. What’s great is that you can browse the online abstracts (scientific summaries) of...

Did You Know? 0

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Greetings from the ACTRIMS Forum 2018! This 3-day meeting brings together almost 1,000 MS-focused health care professionals, such as researchers and neurologists, and lets them share their latest research findings. I...

Did You Know? 0

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Greetings from the ACTRIMS Forum 2018! This 3-day meeting brings together almost 1,000 MS-focused health care professionals, such as researchers and neurologists, and lets them share their latest research findings. I...

Little Engine that Could 0

Little Engine that Could

Little Engine that Could I hope to have grandchildren someday, but before I do, I have been gaining valuable experience from my niece’s daughter who is four and a half. Wow! Does this little...

Little Engine that Could 0

Little Engine that Could

Little Engine that Could I hope to have grandchildren someday, but before I do, I have been gaining valuable experience from my niece’s daughter who is four and a half. Wow! Does this little...