Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. The protective cover around nerves gets worn away, causing a disruption in the electrical impulses. In other words, some nerves have shorted out.
This blog is my way of trying to reconnect the frayed wires of my life.
A day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future
World MS Day brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. All over the world, people with MS will continue to struggle to get through the day, but we are all working together to ensure that MS does not break us.
Here are things that bring me hope:
1) Uplifting songs from people with MS, like "Won't Stop Running" from Chad King (from one of my favorite duos A Great Big World) that was inspired by his mantra after being told he would be in a wheelchair in seven years
or "I Can Do This" from David Osmond which gave me a mantra when I was having a rough patch - you can read about that HERE. 2) Friends who are willing to do extreme things, like Julia who is heading out in two days to Bike the US for MS. She and fellow bicyclists will ride from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Seattle, Washington to raise awareness and funds for MS. Julia has raised $5,660!