About Me

  • Gender Female
  • Age 48
  • Relationship N/A

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I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting MS 12 years ago. My family seemed more affected by the dx than I was at the time. I always told my loved ones that MS is not terminal, and as long as I could keep my independence, I would be fine. I was unable to physically perform the job requirements of my newly acquired position after college, so I pursued a different career path. With the help of Texas Rehabilitation Commission, I was able to go back to school for my teaching certification. I have taught ESL in grades 1-12 since 2004 until recently due to physical and cognitive complications. I am now unemployed and not quite sure what my role in this life should be from this point on. Teaching children was the most fulfilling career I have ever experienced. MS got me into teaching, and now has removed me from it, as well. I am at a crossroads in life and it seems most of the roads have been closed or have detour signs. I have worked since I was 17 and losing the ability to support myself is a tough pill to swallow. I am unsure which detour is the right direction in my life.

Interests

Living Well with MS Employment and education, Emotional support, Insurance and money matters, Mobility and accessibility
Getting Involved Do It Yourself Fundraising
Research Research news
Hobbies and other interestsBowling, sketching portraits, teaching/tutoring students

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