EMMA A CALDWELL
Emma A Caldwell start working for the government in 1985 until I had to go on disability in 2009 because of a hysterectomy. Always had two jobs. Enjoy dancing traveling, church and being with family and friends. And enjoying my godson wasn’t blessed to have kids in my own.
Memorial Day weekend 2002 my life changed, I drove to St Louis MO to meet my for our annual family trip to the Ozarks fishing at the bar shooting pool doing darks. I was doing good and and was happy I was able to spend time with my family. I didn’t know that my life will change on my drive back home I was having problems seeing and I said to myself I know my contacts are in, so I pulled over to side of the road and check in my contact was in. Made it home.
Went to work still having problems trying to see out of my left eye. That Saturday I went to a wedding and the closer the bride got to me all I can see was white, I I congratulate my girlfriend and her new husband and told her I wasn’t feeling good. I went home got on my contact took a bath and got ready for church. I ended up in an emergency room but they could not find anything wrong that the pressure was fine. But I had appointment with my primary doctor and my father took me, was telling her what was going on and she says I’ll be right back. She came back in the room about 10 minutes later and ask how did you get here and I said my daddy brought me, she says I need to talk to him. My daddy came into the room she says the hospital is waiting on her I’m having her admitted so we can find out what’s going on.
On June 4th 2002 the doctor came in and said the good news is it’s not a brain tumor but I have multiple sclerosis and I had no idea what that was and my journey started
Here I am today fighting to improve my walk my balance my life.
I have a 32 yr old godson, a god grandson 8 yr old and I got granddaughter 5 yr old, and a goddaughter 18 yr old just started college they are my world.
The Nationals MS Society have blessed me so much a ramp, an air condition and the latest a mobile scooter