MS Activist, Minnesota
Susan is known by all as being fearless. Diagnosed with MS in 1991, she has used this bold trait to become an engaged and passionate MS activist. She is very astute on issues affecting people with MS and is particularly passionate about affordable and accessible housing, access to health care and accessible, reliable transportation. In fact, her picture and story were recently featured at the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’ “Face of Disability” event at the State Capitol. Her story focused on her need for reliable and accessible transportation so she can remain independent and participate as a volunteer and active community member.
Through years of relationship building, Susan’s legislators know her personally and reach out to her when they need insight about issues that affect people with MS and other disabilities. She sees this as a vital part of awareness building and has talked to them at length about the importance of affordable MS medications and healthcare.
Besides being an active and successful MS activist, Susan is a NOW Research champion and was featured in the Society’s Research NOW video. She’s also a Walk MS team captain and is committed to hosting fundraisers to bring in money for research and programs.