Sunday, March 16, 2008

Keep Moving Forward

This is a note from Alison. It has always been my dream to bicycle cross-country. I thought that I would be doing this trip in retirement. But I have Multiple Sclerosis now, and I don't know how much longer my legs will be able to pedal 4000 miles. This ride is my ascent of Mt. Everest. My goal is to push the limit of what is possible while living with MS. For others, Mt. Everest might be a flight of stairs or finding the courage to tell their boss they have MS.

My message of hope to all who are confronted with this illness is
1. Don't be afraid--nothing is going to happen that you can't handle.
2. Do it now.
3. Keep moving forward*.

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