Maria

Hey. I live in Napa Valley, California. I am eighteen years old and I have MS.

I lead a pretty active life going to state competitions in both cross country and track all four years of my high school career. As you can probably assume I am a runner. I love to run; running is my life. It serves as an outlet for me allowing me to be free. Not being able to run would probably send me straight into an asylum.

When I was diagnosed back in 2008 I was devastated. Through the year I learned a lot about myself and the world around me. I learned that life gives you challenges, there are battles, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose but the important part is trying, is fighting. As long as I fight for the best, giving it my best every day, nothing, not even MS can stop me from flying.

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