Baton Rouge, LA
Brianna Poche admits dealing with MS has been a struggle as a teenager, taking away her ability to see and use her right arm at times, and her ability to read music. But this graduate from Baton Rouge Magnet High School is not going to let the disease keep her from doing what she truly loves; writing. “Writing is my passion, and I long to go into a field where I can either write myself or edit the writing of other talented writers,” Brianna says. In fact, her powerful words have already been heard when she volunteered to be a speaker at Champ Camp, a camp for children and teens with MS. This young writer will now create new stories as she attends Louisiana State University to work toward a Bachelor’s degree in English.