Friday, 21 August 2015


Three years go so fast.

Yet oh so slow.

There's been a lot to process, a lot to acclimatize to, a lot of deep breathing and trying not to cry.

But there's also been a lot of hope, a lot of promise, and still - a lot of support.

To everyone who helps me fundraise, gets involved, spreads the word, makes me laugh or listens to me rant - thank you.  You are part of the reason I feel accepting of my MS.

Getting diagnosed with a chronic, life-long disease is never an enjoyable experience.  Never something you revel in along the way.  But, for me, it has been the most forceful catalyst to understanding who I am.  Knowing that self right in the middle of my being.

I don't know why I mark this day.  Why I remember.

Maybe I need to let go of some loose emotion.

Maybe I need to do something special for myself.

Maybe I just need to pat myself on the back and say, You got this.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Crusin' to End MS

Each year, the MS Society of Canada partners with A&W to raise money to support people living with MS.  To provide funds to assist with research, equipment, support groups.

That list goes on.

This partnership has raised more than $6 million dollars.

Money that I have seen directly help me.  And money that has impacted anyone living with MS in Canada.  Anyone who is involved with the MS Society of Canada.

These fun, interactive events are a great way to spread awareness.  They get people talking. And the word spreads fast.

Other great examples are Dairy Queen's support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals on Miracle Treat Day and London Drugs' sponsorship of Pink Shirt Day.

Each year I embrace this amazing sense of community.  I eat my Teen Burger with gusto.  And heck - I usually throw in another donation too.

Because this is how fundraising moves forward.

We support.  We help raise money.

On Thursday, August 27th, $1 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W will go directly to the MS Society of Canada.  But, if that's not your thing, you can still donate at any location or online.  And join the fun - many locations have classic car shows, games, raffles, and entertainment.

It's great fun and a great cause!