The richness of the human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome"

~ Helen Keller ~

This is a story about a girl with MS. This girl is like most others battling this disease. She has accepted MS as part of her life and is in her 17th year of not giving up. The journey has been rocky at times but for all the negatives experienced, there are twice as many positives. Along the way she has met many amazing people and formed lasting friendships. This girl is humbled and so happy with the amount of support and reaching out that has happened because of a simple website called "Dawn's MS Page".

Since 1997, the name of the site has changed to, but the girl's journey is still ongoing. This girl has never given up and has so much to live for, a beautiful brown eyed boy named Jake, my significant other of 8 years, Eric and we can't forget 4 birds, 4 cats and one crab!

This girl is me...and this is my story.

After my diagnosis I wanted a tattoo that would represent MS. It took me many years to figure out what I wanted. I ended up picking the Chinese symbols for power and strength put on the back of my neck. Power over the MS and the strength to endure what it sends my way. I chose the back of my neck because MS impacts the brain, the spine and it seemed like a perfect spot.