Andrea Lindsley: I’m Andrea Lindsley and I’ve been living with MS for 17 years. I’m grateful to be doing so well because I found my weapons to fight this disease. Just like everyone’s MS is different, every patient’s weapons are different. Over the years, I’ve found the things that help me fight this disease and give me strength: my daily injection that I’ve been taking for 12 years , my husband who helps me manage our MS as a team, regular exercise and trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Fighting back gives me hope. Together we can win.
Crystal Asbury: My name is Crystal Asbury and I was diagnosed December 31, 2008. Thank you for raising money for the National MS Society. With your help we can find a cure.
Stephen Ray: I always seem to leave people wondering how, how that when you are given no hope but you turn a tragedy to triumph, how that when your told to build a wheelchair ramp, you dont listen. In 2009 at the age of 22 I was diagnosed with MS, walking with a cane and at 118 lbs I started to fight back. I jumped on an old bike, strapped my cane to the side and took off, I havnt stopped since, I ride every single day with the mentality that tomorrow I may not be as lucky. As of November 1st, 2011 I have rode 4200 miles...in 2011 alone, I no longer walk with a cane and I weigh a healthy 140 lbs. My name is Stephen Ray, husband, cyclist, and I am the face of MS.
Casey Morton: When diagnosed with MS, I realized two things. One, my life will forever be changed and two, I can change people’s lives. By reaching out to your community and explaining “yes I do have a disease but the disease does not have me”, you will be able to open the eyes of everyone and help them realize they too can change lives.