I would like to take a moment and share something with you very close to my heart. Did you know today is World MS day? Did you know that I am a survivor living with MS. I call myself a survivor not only because I am not a victim, but because I believe everything happens for a reason, and when I found out who I truly was, I was brave enough to be diagnosed with MS. Shortly after I began my Parkadilly journey is when I got the news, and this might sound weird but, it couldn’t have come at a better time. I was happy, comfortable with who I was, and I had a beautiful group of family and friends around me.
My entire life I should have noticed the symptoms, but it happened at the right time, for me at least. Of course there are those hard days, of course there are days I want to scream and cry out of pure frustration and pain, but honestly there are way more good days than bad, and I have learned to laugh at myself – move onward and upward. I have learned to use my body in ways that work for me. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and this diagnosis has given me the focus I needed to better my life and that of the ones I love. I am driven to succeed because I am just that stubborn. Although from the outside I might appear “normal” I have legions on my brain, permanent numbness in my body and the walk of a drunken person to prove otherwise.
I think my wire found me when I needed it most, I needed something to keep myself busy, all while keeping my hands and body strong. My doctors believe my wire helps, not only my muscles but my spirit. Waking up to something you love, and dreaming about it when you go to bed can move mountains when it comes to spirit.
Yes, MS sucks, it is unreal bad, but thankfully I have been lucky * Knock on wood * and I am still able to do what I love. Of course, there may come a day that I will have to give up on this dream, but until then trust me, my heart and soul and every ounce of my being is in what I do, and I do not take any of it for granted.
I want to thank you all once again for believing in me, and giving me the inspiration to continue doing what I love. Thank you for reading my story, and please if you have any questions at all, feel free to ask. Education is powerful, and together we will cure MS.
For information about MS please check out this wonderful website: http://mssociety.ca/
Educate * Donate * Believe in endless possibilities