By Kelsey on April 25, 2012 5

MS Walk 2012

Next month my family and friends will gather as Team Plain Jane for one of my favorite events: the MS Walk. You can read about why I walk here.

My mom was diagnosed with MS in 1995 and has very courageously lived with the disease for 17 years.

She is a fighter. And I am so proud of her.

I think this will be the sixth time I’ve participated in the MS Walk. It is such a great event and I love that my family chooses to spend a day recognizing the disease and gathering with others who have similar challenges to offer and get support.

Last year Eric and I raised $582 on Words of Williams. You amazed us and gave generously — even if we have never met. It meant so much to us.

Again we’re asking for your support and prayer. Our financial goal this year is to raise $600.

Please don’t feel pressured to give. But if you feel moved, click here to donate to the National MS Society in my name. Every dollar raised energizes us to keep walking for those who can’t. I thank you for even considering it.

I’d love to hear if any of you are affected (directly or indirectly) by MS, and/or if you’ll be at the Des Moines MS Walk. If so, we would love to meet up with you! Possibly the best thing about this blog is the community we’ve built and being able to connect and relate to you in that way would be an added bonus.



I love my husband, my kids and the Internet.

  1. My cousin is 29 and was diagnosed with MS about 10 years ago. She has good days and bad days, but so far she is holding up well. It’s a tough disease.

  2. Please, please, PLEASE watch the following video if you or anyone you know if affected by MS!

    This is not a gimmick, the speaker isn’t selling anything. She gives diet information for free about MS and how she healed herself. Nutrition is such a major factor in our health, and yet there are so few people in America that really have truly nutritious diets. I have been transitioning into a diet that removes all processed foods and sugars. I tried going to a raw diet, my skin cleared up and my arthritis pain was gone with in a week. When I went back to my original diet my pain flaired up immediatly. If you are skeptical just try doing a paleo (hunter-gatherer) or raw diet for 7 days and then return to your normal lifestyle. What have you got to lose?

    Kelsey, I pray that your mom is healed soon!!!Courtney, I pray for your cousin. Get this info out to them- it could save their lives!

  3. kels,

    my grandpa had ms and was bedridden from the time my mom was 3 until he passed away when she was 12. my mom had a very hard childhood because of it and i never got the chance to know my grandpa. i’ll definitely be donating! will rooney get to ride along too?

    • thanks so much for the donation, gwen! i don’t think i knew that about your grandpa. and yes, roo will definitely be riding along in her first MS Walk! :)

  4. Taylor Brommel April 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    My mom who is turning 50 this year,was diagnosed in 1995 as well. What a small world. I have done alot of research lately since being in the health care field. Some great news is they are getting very close to finding a potential cure! This is very exciting. I pray everyday that every person/persons family suffering from this disease finds hope for the future! I love you mom. Stay strong!!

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