Tuesday, December 20, 2011

mighty strong face of ms, let the fundraising begin!

How does that saying go???  Oh yeah...
What does not kill us makes us stronger
Multiple Sclerosis has attacked millions of  people worldwide and that number keeps growing.  It is a debilitating disease that is completely unpredictable.  No two cases are alike, yet we all have the same disease.  Our symptoms vary from physical to cognitive and if you are really lucky like me, you get to have some of each!!  This disease is a bitch, plain and simple.  She can rear her ugly head at any time, always uninvited.  For me she can literally knock me to my knees.  This past year she has attacked me with physical symptoms including complete and utter exhaustion, balance & gait issues, pain up and down my left side, along with numbness and tingling in my hands, arms, legs and feet (a constant).  She grabs a hold of my back and squeezes so hard around my rib cage that I feel  like I cannot take another breath.   She also attacks my mind, giving me moderate to severe impairments with my memory, my ability to process information & my concentration.  She has literally scarred my brain.  This bitch needs to go...

Personally I think that the way to fight back against MS all starts with my attitude.  Just like anything else life deals me, my attitude can change my outlook on even the worst situation. Of course there will be days when I fall into that dark hole, however I have a choice as to how long I decide to stay there.  I am human after all and I will fall, however I consciously make the choice to stand up tall in my stilettos (I have given up the boots and the straps this year!!) and take the smallest step forward.  After that first step, I take another and another.  Before I know it I am moving forward.

The MS Walk teams that I captain make a huge difference.  We have bigger goals than last year and I know that we will exceed those goals with your support.  I am asking you to be a part of my team. Join The Village People as we raise awareness, funds and positive encouragement to those afflicted with this debilitating disease.  Help me to help others who are having a hard time seeing that light at the end of the tunnel.  Together we can give HOPE to those who are hopeless.  We can encourage Faith in those who have none.  We can embrace each other with LOVE and make a difference.  We can work together to find a CURE.

No donation is too large or too small...every penny counts!  I ask again this year for you to share your blessings with me because...
 I am one Mighty Strong face of MS.

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