December 23, 2013 was the day my life changed forever—it was the day I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. After months of bizarre symptoms, countless falls, and no longer being able to walk reliably, I finally had an answer. And, I was finally able to figure out how to move forward.
So many of you saw for yourselves how I tried multiple medications, went from being terrified of MRIs to now thinking they are no big deal, from not being able to go to concerts or events that meant being on my feet, to now being able to work an event for my job—and in heels, no less! In 2018, I completed my treatment of Lemtrada (aka Alemtuzumab), which so far has kept me stable, working, and living a full and fun life.
I am most proud of the fact that I was able to participate in Walk MS last year and complete the 3-mile walk around the Rose Bowl. My team was also a top fundraiser, which meant that the dollars we raised went straight to programs for patients and research for new treatments and the ever-elusive cure.
I hope you will consider joining me for this year’s Walk MS on April 19 at the Rose Bowl. Your participation would mean so much to me and to the thousands of others in our local community who are affected by multiple sclerosis. I invite you to walk alongside me for those who cannot, or to make a donation to help me reach my team’s goal.