My daughter Alison was diagnosed with MS at the age of 17. She is now 34. She has primary progressive MS. At the moment, there are no medications that can be given to delay the progression. My song for her has always been, HERO, by Mariah Carey. About 6 months ago Alison lost the ability to stand and has been bedridden since. Her legs just won't hold her up and she is now struggling to use utensils. The courage she has in dealing with this disease is extraordinary. She has a smile for everyone she meets. People are drawn to her and love her the moment they meet her. I don't know if I could handle all that she has had to over the past 17 years. I would be angry that I could never drive a car, take a walk, go out on a date, marry, have children. Yet, she knows that this is all for a purpose. Although she does not know exactly what God has in store for her I know that she will meet it with the same faith, love and courage that she always has.
Submitted by Anonymous
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