Moving forward is what life is all about. We Keep Moving is a project focused on people affected by MS – unique stories about what it means to live with MS and journeys of overcoming the obstacles – how we each keep moving in our own way.
This page documents a 10-week journey across the U.S. where we heard from ten amazing individuals about how they keep moving regardless of multiple sclerosis. Each week, three different story summaries were presented for public voting, and votes were tallied to determine where the team went the following week. Your votes kept us moving across the country for ten weeks!
Relive the entire video journey below and view images of all 10 weeks here.
Each story in this amazing journey was captured by an equally amazing team of individuals – including a host, producer and a photographer who live with MS.
Week one took the We Keep Moving travel team to Church Hill, Tennessee -- population 6,900 -- nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, to meet Jason Skelton and his family. Jason’s story about living with MS spans generations, as his father lived with MS for nearly 20 years and Jason himself was diagnosed in 2004.
Week two took the We Keep Moving team to Rochester, New York – population 220,000 – which sits on the south bank of Lake Ontario, to meet Jennifer Mason. Jennifer, who was diagnosed in 2008, shares her story about living with MS; one of determination, an untiring spirit, and the strength that comes from a loving and supportive family.
Week three brought the We Keep Moving team to West Chester, PA – population 17,800 – a suburb of Philadelphia, to meet Linda Lindsay. Linda, happily married for more three decades, was diagnosed with MS in 2007, after surviving a diagnosis of breast cancer. Laura, her second child has Downs Syndrome and since Linda’s MS, they help care for each other. Linda shares her story about living with MS and how she keeps moving in her own words “because my spirit just won’t let me quit.”
Week four of We Keep Moving took the team to South Euclid, Ohio – a suburb of Cleveland. The first sunny skies of the trip also brought a glimmer of hope in seeing how we are moving closer to finding a cure. Meet Dale Edberg, an MS researcher.
Week five took the team to Winter Garden, Florida – part of the greater Orlando area. Meet Joe and Karen Crisman, whose enduring partnership is only getting stronger after more than 30 years of living with MS.
Week six brought the We Keep Moving team to Muskego, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, to meet Amy Rowell, who was diagnosed with MS in 2007. Amy is a wife, mother, sister and daughter in a close knit family who never lets Amy’s MS diagnosis serve as an excuse for any failures in life but as a motivator for all life’s successes which are many, such as the animal shelter she and her husband Jason run where they have found homes for over 2,500 cats and dogs. As Amy says “I move my life forward by not looking back, but I also don’t look too far forward either. I do a lot of living in the present.”
Week seven took the We Keep Moving team out West to the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. This trip was the furthest west and the most elevated location the team has travelled. While they were a mile high, they met Kathleen, a woman who has pursued all of her dreams and has never let “you can’t” get in her way of crossing the finish line.
Week eight took the We Keep Moving team to the beautiful Southwest city of Santa Fe, New Mexico to meet Buddy, and her service dog Ellie. An MS diagnosis after years of symptoms forever changed Buddy’s life – for the better.
Week 9 brought the We Keep Moving team to sunny Culver City, CA, in the heart of Los Angeles. There, the team met Devrha, a vibrant single mom with two young daughters who has learned to move forward to the beat of her own drum.
Week 10, the final week of the We Keep Moving reality road trip, took the team to Jeanette, PA to meet 19-year old Ashley, a rising college sophomore who was diagnosed at the age of 15. Ashley’s story gives all of us hope and inspiration to keep moving towards a world free of MS.
To celebrate the amazing individuals who have shared their lives with MS over the past ten weeks, the We Keep Moving travel team of Jason, Kate and Amelia reflect on each story and also share their individual experience and perspective in this final video. This unique project has brought people together, highlighted challenges and triumphs, and increased MS awareness around the world through authentic individual stories. Thank you for making We Keep Moving a part of your life, and continue to tell and share your stories of living with MS and moving forward.