Life often hinges on twists of fate. Only a few years ago I was a full-time elementary school teacher and my husband, Stephen, had a management position at a local Napa Valley winery. Then I was diagnosed with MS, and the economic downturn caused the elimination of both of our jobs. Things seemed so bleak that we agreed we had nowhere to go but up.
While I was attempting to face and accept my new life with MS, I sought out and found support in family, friends and various National MS Society programs. I benefited from webinars, teleconferences and counseling sessions, to name a few. The more I benefited from these valuable programs, the more passionate I became about wanting to figure out a way to give something back so others could benefit as well.
The idea emerged that we could, as a couple, join our mutual passions; Stephen’s for the California wine industry and mine for wanting to give something back to the MS world. Counter Punch Wines was born. Our goals for Counter Punch Wines are to create great wines that are produced from California’s best grape growing regions and to donate a portion of the profits back to organizations like the National MS Society that help “counter punch” the effects of MS. To learn more about Counter Punch Wines visit www.counterpunchwines.com.