Why I’m lacing up
Every day 3 more Canadians are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable illness that affects vision, balance, memory and mobility. We don’t know what causes MS and there is no cure, but I’m walking to help change lives beginning right where I grew up.
On April 22, 2013 I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. I want to share my story with anyone, and everyone who can take something away from it to lead a happier, healthier, more vibrant life. My life took a turn some would say for the worst. In some ways yes, but in so many more ways, my life turned for the better. Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis has brought so much light and knowledge to my life. How amazing the people closest to me are during the darkest of times. What living a healthy lifestyle in modern society means, to nourish, love, and care for ourselves and most of all our brain means.
I will do everything I can to continue to walk, run, skip, jump, hike, swing, bike, and most of all stand tall through my journey. I luckily have been forced to realize to cherish what many of us take for granted, which is each step and movement we make. The simple, most natural way of living is so important to staying on top. Self care is everything. I am not saying I am perfect however I find comfort in knowing I am trying my very best. Sometimes I cry, sometimes I laugh, sometimes I am confused, and sometimes it hurts, but most of the time I have no other choice but to be happy and live life to the fullest thanks to those who stand behind me.
After being diagnosed I made the choice to live every day with gratitude. I choose to stand tall, and most of all stand strong. I appreciate any contributions to help support those in the field of researching MS and one day kissing it goodbye! Most of all, it would mean the world to me to just have you come walk with me above all. Thank you in advance for your support of not only me, but my unstoppable army as well as we walk together this May.
Your dollars at work
When you pledge me in the MS Walk, your funds are invested into groundbreaking MS research and services for the 100,000 Canadians living with MS.