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Wendy Booker My Hero

Wendy Booker has been my hero since I saw her on Sunday Morning in 2008. She was diagnosed with MS in 1998. She was a reluctant athlete but ran the Boston Marathon twice and is climbing the highest peak on all seven continents. She has made it to the summit to all but Everest. She will try again next year.

I could not afford to go to the luncheon. Someone bought me a ticket. When I walked in the head of the MS Society took me over to introduce me to this woman in the middle of the room it was Wendy. What a thrill. Not every day you get to shake your hero's hand.

She climbs to show you can inject anywhere any time and to show people with MS can still achieve things. She does not think everyone should climb mountains. She wants you to find something you are passionate about and do it.

She started working with inner city school kids in Boston  sharing her mountain climbing with them and Sherpa's orphans in Nepal. Now the kids in Boston are raising money for the kids in Nepal.

If you get a chance to hear her speak try to go.

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I was encouraged by your post. Im so anxious to get tests behind me and have nero doc determine which kind of ms I have, so I can begin treatment and get well enough to start doing some of the things I love to do. Hope you are doing well today! I'm weak and sorta blue , but I know me and I will bounce back. Just found out a week ago I have MS and I'm somewhat relieved, but scared of the unknowns of MS.  NiCee
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667078 tn?1316000935
NiCee,
  I was finally diagnosed in April. At first I worried about all the unknowns and what ifs. Now I do not think about it because truly every case is different. When I get a new symptom I take it as oh wow never knew that could happen how whacked is that.  I get to experience sensations those around me can not imagine like having a vibrating cell phone in my leg. You will go up and down over the next few months. Laugh when you can, cry when you have to.

Keep the faith,
Alex
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572651 tn?1530999357
Alex,
She is pretty inspirational to hear.  I'm so glad you took so much away from this talk.

be well,
Lulu
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739070 tn?1338603402
Alex:  
What a GREAT experience!  I'm glad you had this terrific opportunity to meet your hero. What a thrill. Reminds me of Shermay touching Lance Armstrong. Thanks for sharing Wendy's inspirational message!

NiCee:

I was diagnosed the same week as Alex. Alex hit it right on the mark about taking each day as it comes. There will be good days and there will bad days. The forum is always here to reach out to for help.

Ren
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