WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! If I have ever felt “useful” and that I was making a difference with my MS, and hopefully others – I experienced it in August!
In case the month of August wasn’t fantastic enough with my new house, and becoming a wife – I had the privilege of being the A & W National MS Inspirational Champion. Words can’t describe how amazing the experience was. I had a chance to see amazing people I have met throughout my 8 years with MS, and I was fortunate to meet more amazing people!
Travelling around Canada and speaking in different locations really taught me something.
No matter how old or young we are, what sex or race we are, what we believe in – we all want the same thing and are fighting for the same thing … HOPE … our hope gives us a future and we all share that common goal. No matter how different our stories are, we all understand each other in one way or another.
The MS staff, the crowd, the support in each city was amazing – I remember the last speech I gave in Vancouver, I was standing there in shock and awe with all the smiling and supportive faces I was getting back – and no one even knew me.
This illness is constantly challenging me in new ways, and constantly rewarding me in others – this was one of my greatest accomplishments in life, and I can’t thank the person enough who nominated me.
I hope that by traveling around Canada and sharing my story, my motivation, and my dreams for MS – I managed to help even just ONE person in each crowd.