Serving Writer_Feminist_Nonprofiteer Daily, 6am-11pm
"I didn’t want to accept MS. If I did, it would become real."
Shannon has lived with MS since she was 23, and her
positivity is a work in progress. MS, she says, robbed her of the life
she was ready for. I ached for that girl with hopes and
aspirations, working full-time and taking college courses. She does this
work so that no more 23- year old women will ever hear that diagnosis
got on that front bike with Bill Windish to lead by example. She is not
a victim. Look at that smile. She is not a victim.
For the MS Walk her
team, “The MS-Kateers” is one of the top fundraising teams in
Connecticut. Support groups, a gorgeous boyfriend, the MS Society, a
positive attitude and a great neurologist- that's how she does this work.
ceremony started, the national anthem echoing in the drizzling rain
while the crowd of hundreds stood silently. Bill took the mic, thanked
the crowd. Diagnosed in ‘06, he spoke eloquently and humbly of the
ride’s power. The bikes set off in an emotional, unified roar, rumbling
the concrete, and were gone for 60 miles. We
spectators smiled at each other, the image seared in; although now just
people in a rainy parking lot, hoping for good news.