until about a year ago, I was working full time at the U of U
Hospital doing what I love the most - taking care of the sick. I was
also in college full time. Every day was a fight just to get through
the day. Then, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This was after
years of doctors telling me nothing was wrong, and to see my
psychiatrist. I pushed through every day, exercising, going to school,
working, and taking care of my 2 kids. MS has turned my world upside
down. And the effects of medications has knocked me down. Multiple
Sclerosis stopped my college dreams, as I wanted to obtain a degree in
Mortuary Science - that's right! I wanted to be a mortician. That was
my dream. I still have many dreams, and I will spend the rest of my
life working towards them. My biggest goal is to prevent Multiple
Sclerosis from taking me down.
This year, on April 27 is the Walk MS event. I physically could not
function at all last year, but this year, I will make it, even if I
have to crawl through the whole thing. I have formed a team, Team Stop
Stumblin. I need donations and team members. Can you guys spare a few
hours on a Saturday for a great cause and join my team? I struggle to
walk a few blocks and I am going to be there, and I won't stop! Come
The National MS Society has helped me in more ways than I can even
say. They are helping thousands and thousands of people every day who
struggle to survive with Multiple Sclerosis.
My goals have changed a lot since being diagnosed with MS. I will
still have a chance to help others, but now in a different way.