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Last Day of MS Awareness Month

Last Day of MS Awareness Month

WBOY gets involved in MS Awareness Month

Have you ever wished to be famous? To be easily identifiable in public? For that moment when a complete stranger points a finger you way and says, "Hey, I know her. I know you!"


The first time an announcement was heard that I had "entered the building" was from a a cute little third grader in my current Read Aloud classroom. As soon as I walked into the room, the excitement grew. 

""Hey, guys, look! Our readers if here and it's the lady with the cane!"

Yes, my colorful walking sticks do make quite the impression and have, in fact, become my trademark. Twice a month I volunteer to read to a local third grade class as part of our state's Read Aloud program. https://readaloudwestvirginia.org/ I am so grateful for this opportunity to stay connected with a classroom since my unplanned early retirement. So, this is a win-win for the classroom teacher and me. 

Ironically the class I was assigned is the same group of youngsters that I addressed last year…

WBOY gets involved in MS Awareness Month

Have you ever wished to be famous? To be easily identifiable in public? For that moment when a complete stranger points a finger you way and says, "Hey, I know her. I know you!"


The first time an announcement was heard that I had "entered the building" was from a a cute little third grader in my current Read Aloud classroom. As soon as I walked into the room, the excitement grew. 

""Hey, guys, look! Our readers if here and it's the lady with the cane!"

Yes, my colorful walking sticks do make quite the impression and have, in fact, become my trademark. Twice a month I volunteer to read to a local third grade class as part of our state's Read Aloud program. https://readaloudwestvirginia.org/ I am so grateful for this opportunity to stay connected with a classroom since my unplanned early retirement. So, this is a win-win for the classroom teacher and me. 

Ironically the class I was assigned is the same group of youngsters that I addressed last year…

#MSWarrior #DoNotGiveUp #WeAreStrongerThanMS

Social Media has done so many wonderful things for us  humans in need of ways to communicate across the country and the world. Until only recently I would not (more accurately, could not) turn on a computer and now this is what I do every single day. There is so much information out there and it is literally right at your finger tips.

With information, there is knowledge. Knowledge is good. Unfortunately, with knowledge there is also danger. We must learn to sort through the good knowledge and the bad information.

With my son's recent diagnosis of mononucleosis, he has spent time investigating his condition in an attempt to recover as quickly as possible.  The more he reads, the further into a funk he sinks. His biggest concern is for the health of his spleen. Go ahead and laugh. We, too, have had  few good giggles over the issue. But, really, thinking back to my teen years, this truly would be a huge concern. The unknown. 

Although mono is pretty much a life-sentence, things could b…

#MSWarrior #DoNotGiveUp #WeAreStrongerThanMS

Social Media has done so many wonderful things for us  humans in need of ways to communicate across the country and the world. Until only recently I would not (more accurately, could not) turn on a computer and now this is what I do every single day. There is so much information out there and it is literally right at your finger tips.

With information, there is knowledge. Knowledge is good. Unfortunately, with knowledge there is also danger. We must learn to sort through the good knowledge and the bad information.

With my son's recent diagnosis of mononucleosis, he has spent time investigating his condition in an attempt to recover as quickly as possible.  The more he reads, the further into a funk he sinks. His biggest concern is for the health of his spleen. Go ahead and laugh. We, too, have had  few good giggles over the issue. But, really, thinking back to my teen years, this truly would be a huge concern. The unknown. 

Although mono is pretty much a life-sentence, things could b…

#WeAreStrongerThanMS: MS Myths and Facts

Oh, whoa is me...My alphabet has run its' course and now you are left with a bunch of unorganized gibberish that may actually make sense; Much like the disease that inhabits our body.

There are so many pseudo facts about multiple sclerosis floating around out there that we could challenge el-president Trump on his quest to eliminate all those fake truths  he is always harping (oops...tweeting) about.






Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease resulting from the body’s immune system essentially attacks myelin, the fatty substance that insulates the spinal cord, optic nerve, and the nerve fibers of the brain. Without this valuable insulation, nerves become damaged and scar tissue can form. The nerves of the body can no longer function as they are supposed to. This degenerative illness can result in loss of muscle control, fatigue, problems with memory and focus, vision problems, balance issues, numbness, tingling, pain, and trouble with basic body fun…

#WeAreStrongerThanMS: MS Myths and Facts

Oh, whoa is me...My alphabet has run its' course and now you are left with a bunch of unorganized gibberish that may actually make sense; Much like the disease that inhabits our body.

There are so many pseudo facts about multiple sclerosis floating around out there that we could challenge el-president Trump on his quest to eliminate all those fake truths  he is always harping (oops...tweeting) about.






Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease resulting from the body’s immune system essentially attacks myelin, the fatty substance that insulates the spinal cord, optic nerve, and the nerve fibers of the brain. Without this valuable insulation, nerves become damaged and scar tissue can form. The nerves of the body can no longer function as they are supposed to. This degenerative illness can result in loss of muscle control, fatigue, problems with memory and focus, vision problems, balance issues, numbness, tingling, pain, and trouble with basic body…