Editorial inspiration

For the fourth straight week, Jennifer and I were included in the editorial pages of the Monticello Express. But this time it wasn’t as part of the weekly column written by Express Editor Steve Lerch. This time it was an editorial calling for someone with MS in the Monticello area to step up and get something started to help themselves and others living with this disease. This is an incredible call to action to generate a local social network to help people make connections and get the important information and support they need. As a leader of the Gratiot...

april 11 … what a glorious day!

did you shower today? kind of personal, yes i know. but did you take a shower today? you probably did. it’s kind of like breathing. you just do it and don’t really think about it. that is until you can’t do it. for the first six years that i knew dan, we would make the drive from michigan to iowa to celebrate easter with his family. we’d stay three or four days at a hotel conveniently located in town close to dan’s parents house. it was a cute place – clean, a pool, even free pop tarts at breakfast and it was pretty accessible. well...

More Express MS: Third time’s the ...

So, as Jennifer and I drove back from Monticello, Iowa, earlier this week, we filled the nine hours in the van talking about all the things we could write about to follow up on our trip: • The incredible accommodations and hospitality we received at Camp Courageous • Our featured presentation hosted by the Ross and Elizabeth Baty Monticello Public Library • The unexpected invitation to speak at the Monticello Rotary Club meeting • Why we consider this our best trip back to my hometown Stay tuned to our Web site, as we will foll0w up with these topics. But first,...

Making MS news in my hometown – Pa...

Today the second of a two-part series featuring an extensive Q and A with Jennifer and me appeared in the Monticello Express, my hometown newspaper. Certainly, Part II has different information that Part I, but I still feel the same about it as I did last week (see my previous post)! I guess what’s different this time around is that in addition to being humbled by it all, there’s a lot of excitement (or is it nervousness?) surrounding our being featured in the paper again this week: Jennifer and my presentation, which was what motivated Express Editor Steve...

reminder & a slight change

please notice in bold text the venue change. hope to see you there jennifer National MS Society, Michigan Chapter Community Event ~ Multiple Sclerosis 5k Run/Walk Saturday, April 18, 2009 The Physical Therapy Student Organization (PTSO) at Central Michigan University is sponsoring a Multiple Sclerosis Run/Walk to raise money to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter. This year’s event will be held at Island Park (331 North Main Street) in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday April 18, 2009. Registration for the event begins at 10am and the...