Fighting MS with ATO

I didn’t know what to say when the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity brother stretched out his arm to shake my hand and tell Dan and me that, “It’s an honor to meet you both and hear your story. Thank you.” Um, Wow! These words touched me so deeply. And the reality is Dan and I are the ones who were honored by the invitation to participate in the event to kickoff this unbelievable Spring Break journey the ATO brothers at Grand Valley State University are taking this week. If you’re wondering what is so unbelievable about their journey, I’ll let the bullet points from...

Jim Harbaugh and my MS

All this hype surrounding the University of Michigan potentially naming Jim Harbaugh as its new football coach got me thinking about my Multiple Sclerosis. No really, it did. Follow this train of thought that logically connects one of my biggest regrets to the Wolverines and their 1997 college football national championship. My story goes a little something like this: I’ve always been a daddy’s girl, and as such, I went to Michigan football games with my dad. The Maize and Blue always has been in my dad’s family. His father/my grandfather played for the Wolverines...

Meme MS inspiration

You likely have seen a meme. Facebook, Twitter and other social media resources are chock full of these images or pieces of text intended to make people laugh, think or feel inspired and ultimately moved to share them with their friends and followers. We’ve tried our hands (and invoked the help of our talented friends who know a thing or two about graphic design) in developing such images based on our personal experiences in rising above Multiple Sclerosis. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Given that we both are writers, we think a picture is worth even...

But in our defense

As our cat Cooper so clearly pointed out in his last blog post, Dan and I are a very busy couple. I’m still not sure if we stay so busy because we are trying to stay in front of our Multiple Sclerosis, or because we want to take advantage of every amazing opportunity this disease presents to us. What? I can hear you saying. But yes, it is true. MS has presented us both with our fair share of challenges, but at the same time, we’ve been given the chance to meet and connect with so many amazing people. For instance, last week, I “met” fellow blogger Yvonne deSousa....

There they go again

It is hard to believe it has been more than a month since I’ve shared my wisdom with you, dear readers. How have you survived without me? Well, never fear, I’m back! And as usual, I bring inspiration and wise words about life. Mumma and Dan are fine, busy as usual. Tomorrow morning, Mumma will have her second Rituximab infusion. In case you forgot, she is using this more aggressive medication to treat her Multiple Sclerosis. Dan will be with her and, hopefully, he will be able to get some studying done. After all, he is on track to finish his graduate degree from...

It’s Monday, and I’m Back

Good morning to you all! I sincerely apologize for my absence last week. After all of those explosions on the Fourth of July, and a week full of rainstorms, complete with near constant thunder and lightning, I was not up to write my Monday Morning inspiration. And because there is no laptop or wifi access underneath the bed, my keyboard remained still and silent. I hope you can understand and forgive my lateness. Weather permitting, it will not happen again. Other than this aforementioned lapse, I am a pretty amazing cat. I won’t bore you with the details of my...