Apr 01, 2013
Frederick, MD- In early 2008, Frederick resident, Robin Brown was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), an unpredictable, often disabling neurological disorder.
“I found myself feeling overwhelmed and alone—scrambling for information,” says Brown.
Like many who are newly diagnosed, Brown was looking for opportunities to learn more about the disease, as well as connect to others living with MS.
Later that year, after internet research and phone calls, Brown discovered a local support group, more comprehensive MS information, and news about Walk MS in April. The following spring Brown participated in Walk MS Fredrick, and has been walking ever since with her team, Robin’s Peeps. Like many Walk MS participants, Brown credits the relationships created by participating in Walk, and a sense of a larger connection to others affected by MS—for bringing her back year after year.
“I feel so fortunate that I am not alone,” says Brown.
This year Brown, and Robin’s Peeps, will be walking on April 6 in Frederick. The event starts and finishes at Harry Grove Stadium, Home of the Frederick Keys, beginning at 9 a.m. To register: www.walkmsaryland.org or 800-FIGHT-MS.