Support My Walk To Fight MS

As you all know, finding a cure for multiple sclerosis is something that’s near and dear to my heart. Whether through donating or walking along side me, I’d like to ask for your support in this year’s Walk MS, a fundraiser supporting the National MS Society and furthering research for medical advancements and promise for a cure.

  • When: Sunday, April 30 at 11am (suggest getting there at 10:45am)
  • Where: Soldier Field – Southeast field

Can’t make it but want to support the cause? You can donate here. Please see inside for all the details on how you can get involved.

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Finding Your New Normal

It’s 9am on a Friday morning as I sit patiently awaiting an IV so I can begin my monthly infusion. I make small talk with the nurses after taking my routine pregnancy test to ensure my heavy-duty medicine doesn’t harm my apparent unborn child. Unfazed, I ask Jenny how her daughter is and then look around the room to see if any of the other usual suspects are here. Within a few minutes, I have 115 mL of Tysabri being pumped into my veins that will slow down my overactive immune system for next 30 days. As I sit back to begin two hours of frivolous busy work to pass the time, I can’t help but think to myself: This is my new normalRead more

Road to Tysabri

While there is no cure for MS, there are several medicinal options that aim to reduce the frequency and severity of attacks and prevent new lesions from developing. I remember researching MS treatments online after my diagnosis and there must have been 12 of them to choose from…

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Food for Thought 

It probably comes as no surprise that eating healthy is part of my lifestyle. Even before being diagnosed with MS, I never ate fattening or unhealthy food regularly but I did give myself liberties that I no longer do today. My diet now mainly consists of proteins, vegetables and some fruits and I try to avoid carbs (especially those with high sugar content) and gluten as often as possible… Read more