“MS has impacted my life by showing me that everything in life happens for a reason. There is a purpose to all of the good and bad things that happen to each of us. Everyone has struggles but I choose to not view my MS as an obstacle but rather as a steppingstone to learn more about myself... what I'm capable of... and what I'm here for.” – Kristie Salerno Kent
Kristie was diagnosed with MS in 1999. She spent years in denial, using her theatre training to cover symptoms and pretend her health was not an issue. She took an office job and stopped pursuing a career as a performer. It wasn’t until she rediscovered her passion for music that Kristie found the courage to face MS.
After deciding to face her problems head on, Kristie recorded and produced her debut solo album, "Believe.” She also produced and directed “The Show Must Go On,” a short documentary designed to help others understand the emotions and physical symptoms associated with MS.
Kristie has since fulfilled her biggest dream of becoming a parent. She has spent the last several years performing across the U.S.