Have I ever mentioned that my sister is an inspiration to me when it comes to living a healthy life?
She has MS - 2.5 years ago she was diagnosed with pre-MS, in August she was diagnosed with MS. She takes daily injections to slow the progression of her disease, and she does not let MS take over her life. In fact, as much as she can - she is conquering it. Yes, she has pains, her vision is funky, it is hard to stand long enough to make dinner some days. Still, she does it. Still, she participates regularly in Zumba classes.
Elizabeth is making healthy choices for herself and for her family. Guess what. It shows. In less than a year, she has lost 55 pounds (one side effect of her medicine is weight GAIN). She has changed her diet, and her family's diets permanently. She has changed her exercise habits and is working on helping not just her husband and children with changing these things, but her whole family.
My sister challenges me to get moving. She challenges me to eat healthier (we've been working on it - for a LONG time - it's a slow process in our house).
I want to help my sister, I want to help my friend Debbie, I want to help the mother of an 8 year old girl that lives across town. Those are 3 people that I know up close and personal, that fight this disease every day. They fight for themselves and for their families.
In a week and a half I am going to walk in the National MS walk. I am currently collecting funds to help with research, education, and medication. Today I added donations from 2 different people onto my personal goal page - I'm 1/3 of the way to my fund raising goal.
Please consider clicking on THIS LINK to contribute to my goal in aiding people, like my sister, who have MS.