I don't have a story, I have seen the story of a person living with MS. I can't imagine the small things in life that have changed for my wife. I remember the day that I found out that she had MS, the toughest part of that day for me was that I was not there for her. For weeks I was not there for her, it's not that I did not want to be. Being in the Army and getting ready for a deployment was so difficult on me, but I can't imagine how my wife must have felt. A 3 and 1 year old that she had to take care of all her own, while I was getting ready to be deployed to Afghanistan. I wanted to be there for her, to be a shoulder for her, to take the pressure of what is enough of a Mother of 2 children. But I couldn't, she did admirably. More than I could have handled. Much more. I was fortunate that God was looking down, he knew where I needed to be, and sent me home to be with my wife. The next 6 months was more difficult than my wife ever let on. I tried to take care of things for her, but she wouldn't let me. She has always been my inspiration, my rock and my best friend.
That has been 12 years now! To this day she still amazes me, after being diagnosed with MS she started working out, running and now runs 5k's. She has had loss of vision in her eye, numbness and tingling. I know there are days that walking is tough for her, but she fights through it so that she can run. She always tells me that running helps her depression and emotional changes.
I want to be an advocate, for her. I want people to see that you don't have to let MS keep you down.