MS: Our Short Story

On March 8, 2011, in MS Stories, by Dave Schwarber

My hero is my wife, someone who never quits and who never thinks of herself, even after almost 30 years of MS.

My wife has been diagnosed with MS for over 25 years.

And 5 years ago, on Christmas Day, my daughter was diagnosed with the disease. They deal with uncertainty every day. Will they be able to walk? Will their hands work so they can get dressed? Will they have enough energy to do what they need to do or will fatigue do them in early? Will their legs work well enough for them to walk to the next room, or will they have to crawl? These are some of the questions that haunt them every day. Life isn’t easy for them, nor is it easy for the other 465,000 people in the United States or over 2and 1/2 million people around the world who have MS.

Even though they have physical challenges, they are my heroes. They refuse to give up; they NEVER QUIT. They know that they can’t change their circumstances, and that life still goes on. They know that we all have trials, and we all choose how to respond. And they respond like the champions they are.


Flickr photo courtesy of H. Kopp Delaney


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