Archive for June, 2013


Written by on June 25th, 2013 – 3 Comments

In today’s day and age it is hard to find anyone who is not part of the Facebook scene. Among news feeds displaying friend’s latest accomplishments or moods there are often stories and pictures that are shared or liked. Most times I scroll by the pictures and stories without a second thought, but last week a story caught my attention. I am a sucker for a feel good movie, book or story. I am always looking for a story that renews my hope in the human race rather than one that has me fearing for the future. I am looking for that person who seems quiet, unassuming and seemingly ordinary. For in those people often lies the extraordinary.

The story that caught my attention was that of Dick and Rick Hoyt. This extraordinary story began January 10, 1962 when Rick was born.


Not Done

Written by on June 18th, 2013 – 7 Comments

When I was diagnosed with MS in 2009, I didn’t cry in the doctor’s office. I cried in the hospital parking lot on the phone with my husband. I cried all the way home in the car. I cried at my house and because I was feeling terrible and apparently wanted to feel worse, I went online and cried some more. The internet can be wonderful, but once you start going down that rabbit hole where every link on every page takes you to a darker and scarier place, it can be horrible.

After all that I read, I was sure that I was done. I would never get to do all the things I wanted to do. I was 34 with two small children and I was done.

I don’t remember how or where I came across Aaron’s story, but I remember I was gobsmacked. I knew that band. I had one of their albums. (more…)

Start of Something New

Written by on June 11th, 2013 – 8 Comments

Hi there! My name is Juan, and this is my first post, so I should probably introduce myself. I’m very excited to be part of this initiative as it has served as great aid and help to me since I’ve been diagnosed. You see, I was diagnosed with MS in July 2012, so it hasn’t even been a year since I’ve known that I’m living with MS. The time that I’ve seen my neurologist, shorter, and the amount of time that I have been going through treatment for it, even shorter. I’m relatively new to this community, and so, as part of the Internet Generation, I was instantly drawn to the blogosphere that revolves around MS. The (et has served to bring comfort and put my mind at ease knowing that I wasn’t the only young person with MS.


A new challenge….

Written by on June 4th, 2013 – 3 Comments

I have decided to take on a new challenge in my life….I am doing my MBA at the Ivey school of business in London, Ontario. A challenge it has been, as two weeks before starting this program, I came down with the second worse MS relapse in my life.

I did not want this being an issue, but it has been and, well, now I am almost fully recovered. I really do want to do this challenge for all of you out there….do not stop, and achieve more—be something great, which I already think that most of you are.

This relapse was a setback; however, the main issue has been what many of you are facing in your own lives is that people do not understand. I cannot do the same things that I used to and do not want to put my health in jeopardy, just so I can conform to someone that I am not. Even at my age, I still get weird looks from those individuals who will never understand.

Some things do not change in life, even as you get older. Even though some things do not change, hopefully you are changing. Trust your instincts, believe in yourself, and do what is right for you…but most of all; be a leader.