Friday, April 15, 2016

Don't Let Your Disease Define You!

I have a friend, who fifteen years ago at the age of 67 found out he had MS. Now many of us faced with a life changing disease such as Multiple Sclerosis would let this disease rule our lives. But not my friend1 He decided that he would not let MS define him. He didn't want to be known as the guy with MS. So he decided to find out everything he could on the disease and the things he could do to counter act the physical toll MS would take on his body.

Today fifteen years later he's in terrific shape for a man in his eighties. He swims 1 mile everyday and lifts weights in the gym. He has a vert upbeat attitude and volunteers on several comitees. Sure he walks with a cane and will use a wheel chair when he needs to walk a distance, but the wheel chair is a manual one, not electric.

So what is the take away from my friend's experience? It's simple really his attitude and determination not to let this crippling disease define him and/o rlimit him has enabled him to live a long and active life.

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