Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation ( MSF)

Saturday I gave my speech at a program sponsored by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Also at the event was John Kramer, PA for Dr. Khatri.

Although it was an extremely small turnout the event was really nice. Personally I would rather share my story with people who are there to hear it and not for the free lunch.

I met some great people. We got to participate in an event that made me smile all day.

One of the attendees who drove in from Illinois surprised mer mom who has MS with the arrival of her other daughter.
I had to fight back tears. It was an incredible moment. I often forget that some families know how to support each other and this was a great reminder. Just because my family doesn't care doesn't mean that all families are like that.

I put together a powerpoint presentation and really just had notes, no script. I think it went well and the few people who were there thanked me for sharing it. I think it was wonderful we got to all talk. It was almost like an impromtu support group.

John Kramer, of course, was wonderful to listen to and very entertaining.

I got to meet Kasey from MSF. She has been just a voice up to this point so it was nice to meet her in person. I hope I will be forgiven for the snow flurries she had to encounter. She is from Florida, ya know. LOL

A huge thank you goes out to Teva , the mfg of copaxone, who sponsored the event.

I am planning a next event in my role as an Ambassador for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Stay tuned. I am only in the beginning stages.

Have a great day everybody.


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1 comment:

Libby said...

yay, cathy! i'm actually getting to the point lately that i CANT talk...this REALLY sux, don't type well, cant talk...what next??