I met Jennifer Mason at the Women on the Move Luncheon to Free the World of MS in Rochester, NY last week. Jennifer is one of ten people living with MS chosen to be filmed as part of the project We Keep Moving. Jennifer’s story touched my heart last year for many reasons. I was honored to meet her and have a few moments of her time to talk and my Mom graciously volunteered to take this picture – I love it!
Take a moment to watch her video. I am so inspired by her story. Anytime I feel like life has dealt me too much, I know I need to stop, be thankful, rejoice in my children, focus on my warm and fuzzy moments, smile and laugh, and then I can move on and take on the world once more.
Visit the We Keep Moving page for more inspirational stories of those living with MS.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I had to include a picture of myself today and what I am wearing at work. Each day this week I have made it a point to wear orange, and because orange only mixes well with a few other colors and this time of year I dropped the black – I’m thinking Spring now folks (plus I don’t wanna look like a Halloween left-over) I’ve been combining orange with green.
Many a person has felt obliged to remind me that combining the two colors will spike the ire of certain Irishmen, but I always use this as my opening to educate the less fortunate and let them know that I am creating awareness for a chronic disease for which many men, women, and children suffer in silence. Multiple Sclerosis affects everyday life, sometimes all aspects of your day: sight, balance, hearing, taste, emotions, breathing, ability to walk, grasp, or, swallow; frequent trips to the bathroom, migraines, fatigue, tremors, numbness, slurring of speech, short-term memory loss, and loss of concentration. I try not to scare people off, that of course is not my point, but some ‘green’ people can be quite rude about me wearing orange with green. This makes me feel a bit better. Then I ALWAYS offer them an orange ribbon. Kill ’em with kindness!
Don’t forget to sponsor me with a pledge for the MS Walk for a Cure this Spring! For every pledge of just $5 or more I’ll send you an orange ribbon!