Over the weekend I attended the Yoga Moves MS fundraiser in Troy Michigan. It was attended by doctors, patients, therapists, family and friends and all connected by their common battle with MS. As I caned my way around the event I saw everyone with a smile on their face. Whether they were pushing someone in a wheelchair or riding in the chair, everyone had a grin and a sparkle in their eye.
The keynote speaker Erica Coulston was very inspiring, after suffering a severe spinal cord injury she was told by her doctors and therapists that she didn’t have much of a chance for improvement. Rather than take the bad news and stay down, she founded Walk the Line to Spinal Cord Injury Recovery and got to work. Hearing the positivity come from someone that has suffered such a catastrophic set back was very inspiring and made me think of the people in the room around me.
Rather than staying down or being depressed about the hand they were dealt, all of these MSers have made the choice to fight back and do what they can. It was impressive to see the amount of love and support that filled the ballroom, you are not in this fight alone but you need to be willing to ask for help and advocate for yourself. Some of the best advice I heard all night came from a young lady with progressive MS, “if you’re not positive, you’re negative.” Surround yourself with positivity and fight on!
Be a Warrior Today,
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