Talk about an amazing day. I truly feel fortunate to be a part of days such as this. The special day would be the National MS Society’s 2013 Gateway Area Chapter Walk MS.

My sister Kim has been debilitated by MS. She also has Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) and Desmoid Tumors. One heck of a disease trifecta. It pains me to think of all that she has to go through on a daily basis and will continue to have to do for the rest of her compromised life. Anytime I’m having a bad day, I don’t have to look far for someone who has it much worse than me. I instantly remove my head from my arse, pick my chin up and forge on.

This was a wonderful day. The sun was out, temps in the 70’s and MS awareness orange was everywhere. It was so inspiring to see MS Survivors aplenty, their families and caregivers. MS Survivors of all ages with their walkers, wheel chairs and canes storming the walk.

Kim’s team, Born To Survive, consisted of my mom Jolane, stepdad Tom, niece Cassie, Kim’s husband Rob, friend Julie and her husband Terry. Oh yeah, and me. One heck of a support system/team.

Even though the day wore Kim out, I could tell it was a monumental day for her. I believe the fact that such events exist, very much offer inspiration and hope to MS Survivors. And very much so to their families, friends and caregivers. Thank you Walk MS for hosting such amazing and crucial events.

Kim, I love  you so much and am praying with my everything that the day our world is free of Multiple Sclerosis comes very soon.

 

Kim and Rob

My incredible Survivor sister Kim, and her amazing husband/caregiver, Rob.

Julie and Cassie

The ffffabulous/inspirational/great friend/Stage 4 Colon Cancer Survivor Julie and Kim’s daughter Cassie in mid-Walk MS.

Born To Survive

My mom sporting the Team Born To Survive Shirt.

Walk MS walkers

The Walk MS walk is on. And on and on.

MS Awareness Pin

Julie representing with her MS Awareness Pin.