“I think many people who live with MS could tell you that fear is one of the biggest obstacles when you’re first diagnosed. I remember being on the MS Society website constantly – thinking about my diagnosis all the time and wondering if every little twitch and tingle was the beginning of a relapse. 🤔 I’d been married 💍 only a short time and a chronic illness wasn’t something that had even crossed our minds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
At the time, the only people I knew who were living with MS were much older than me. There are a lot of misconceptions about MS out there and I was sometimes met with shock when people discovered I could be pregnant 🤰 and have babies. 👶 My girls, Anna and Leah, are what I’m most proud of in my life. One day I’d like to take them to Northern Ireland, 🍀 where we have family history and lots of relatives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Another bucket list item would be to reach the $100,000 fundraising mark with my MS Walk team, Team Szabo. Since we first participated in the Walk in 2009, we’ve raised around $65,000, which makes me so proud! What keeps me coming back each year is knowing that the money I raise is doing practical, good things. I’m hopeful that a cure will come in my lifetime, and on that day, each of my team members and donors can feel responsible knowing that they contributed. I’ll make a fool of myself doing a happy dance 💃 when that day comes,” Kristin.
Let’s make that happy dance happen! Register for #MSWalk, so you can help Kristin change the future of MS: www.mswalks.ca ❤