My initial diagnosis was pretty scary, and then 4 years of injections was terrible, but now that I am healthy, I intend to do all I can while I am healthy to enjoy my family and friends and also to raise the banner of MS Awareness. One of the things that I have learned over the last 7 years is that this is a treatable condition dependent upon diet, stress management and close contact with a solid neurologist...and yes, often medication (though right now, I have been given a reprieve). Another thing that I have learned is that it's okay to tell people and let people know what's going on. Oh, and one of the most exciting things I have learned is that MS is one of those diseases that might be cured within our lifetime, even in a few short years. How long has it been since we cured a disease? How cool is it that you all --now--are a part of that! Your contributions will help to cure a disease. Even in 7 years, the medications have improved and those who suffer with MS enjoy much more mobility, freedom, health and peace of mind.
I am hopeful. I really am. This is why I run.
I think that by your contributions, you are hopeful too. And you reinforce my faith. Thank you for that and for your spirit of giving.
You will be with me tomorrow on my run and in my heart for the many runs to come.