I cycle with Amy’s Armor.  When I got involved with Amy’s Armor back in 2011 I had no idea what a great blessing this was going to be for me.  When I was initially invited to join up I had no idea the journey I would ride as a result.  I have begun to gain some knowledge of the world someone with MS lives.

Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease. (National MS Society)

Even more than the knowledge I have begun to gain on MS I have gained some great friends in the process.  One of my newest friends is Rochelle.  Our mutual friend is Amy of Amy’s Armor.  Rochelle also has MS.  While on vacation this year Rochelle celebrated a victory that I want to share with you here, 10313563_698429936870946_6367048986999343390_n

To my MS family: today I walked to the pier. I stopped one time on the way back. I’m telling you this because 2 years ago I couldn’t make it to my mailbox. 3 years ago I didn’t want to leave the room on vacation. I know a lot of us loose our way and give up from time to time but please don’t give up. I cried when I got back to the room {happy tears}. #fight

I’m humbled by each conversation I have.  What I do doesn’t seem like much to me but to hear from those who are affected by this disease it’s obvious that all of us working together to help is making an impact!

I recently wore one of my Bike MS shirts to my daughters softball tournament in Chattanooga. I met a man whose wife has MS.  He told me their journey with MS.  I’m amazed and how many conversations have opened up with people just because I wear a t-shirt with Bike MS on it.  With each story I hear, with each friend I make who has MS or has a family member with MS – I know I have made the right decision to join in the “Fight agains MS.”

I’m asking for you to join me in the fight as well.  Will you join me?

How?

  1. If you are a cyclist and want to help out I encourage you to check out the National MS Society website and find a Bike MS event near you!  You will be glad you did.  These events are by far some of the best cycling events I’ve ever participated in!
  2. If you aren’t a cyclist, I’m asking for your financial support.  You can click on the picture below and you can donate online.  My minimum goal is to raise $350 for this cause.

Let’s Move Forward Together Bike MS is a great challenge but also great fun! Funds raised go toward research aimed at treating and eventually curing MS. They also provide education, information, direct financial aid and scholarships to individuals and families living with MS in our community. 

Bike MS 2012

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