Name: Erinn Milner
Diagnosed: 1997. I remember September; my doctor says February. The first MRI series didn’t show MS because they didn’t do the spine, so they had to go back and do the spinal cord, and that’s when they found MS.
Occupation: Formerly a senior financial analyst and operations planner. I went out on disability in 2001.
Hobbies: Acting, writing, yoga.
What movement means to me: Life
One thing I’ve learned about MS that I want to tell you: You might need to redefine where you see yourself going, but it doesn’t have to stop you. I thought I was going to climb the corporate ladder but my health steered me down a different path. You can redefine your life and still be happy with it.
What I’ve done to Join the Movement: I helped draft a survey for the MS Tech Collaborative, to find out how people with MS use technology. I’ve participated in Walk MS and volunteered for Challenge Walk MS.
My most interesting client: Barbie. I grew up with Barbie, and then I got a job with Mattel. I went to the factory in Malaysia and saw her hair get sewn in.
What I’m doing: Seeking donations for my upcoming Challenge Walk MS participation. My target is $2,500.