My hero has to be my grandmother. For years she has been fighting MS, almost 15 now. For those of who you who don't know, MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed down or stopped. Like cancer, there is no cure for this disease, yes there are test drugs, however 90% cause more problems. She has never given up. Her disease decreases her life span every day and also her quality of life as some days she has no use of her right leg. Her disease is on a down spiral, yet instead of giving up, she keeps on living, fighting everyday - giving me the determination to never give up. Nanny Jean has been through so much in her life, and she is still fighting. She once told me,
"I'm gonna see you get to University and I'm going to see you grow up into the beautiful young lady your bound to be". Many times in my life when I'm depressed or upset, I will call my Nanny Jean, knowing she is there to comfort me and tell me no matter how hard everything is, life goes on.
I love you Nanny Jean and I hope I see you soon.
Lots of love,
Submitted by Anonymous
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