Some of you know, I’ve had Multiple Sclerosis for 17 + years and have been through so many disease modifiers and medications it’s crazy. Every day I worry about my health and how it will impact my life in a month, six months, a year… you get it. I worry about changing jobs and putting on any application that I have a disability. I worry about making sure my child knows how much he means to me in the absence of playing outside in the middle of summer. And I worry about when I will have to start another disease modifier or do a third round of Lemtrada, after a yearly MRI or an exacerbation. None of these worries have stopped me when I committed to doing something- from getting my Masters, having a baby or even doing the MS Muck Challenge in 2013.
I’m a part of this incredible organization that provides bikes to individuals with MS and I’m so fortunate to be a part of it! I will say that since starting this and actually taking care of myself (July), I have lost weight, feel stronger and more resilient than I have in a long time. All of the money donated goes towards the purchase of bikes and equipment for MS champions. Like me, everything was donated on the premise that I ride as much as possible.