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Relapsing MS Support Starts at Home: Making My A-Team LEMTRADA patient blogger: Kimberly By Kimberly, Texas Gal, Born and Raised • December 5, 2016

LEMTRADA® patient, Kimberly, and her family

One question people ask me all the time is: What inspires you to keep going? And that’s easy to answer: My family. I come from a very loving and supportive family.

I felt blessed growing up because I had the privilege of having my parents and my grandparents at every game, every practice, and every academic competition. So when I was diagnosed with MS at an early age, the silent fear of losing my ability to be active and involved held me hostage for a long time. I wanted to have children, and I wanted to be there for them in the same way my parents and grandparents were there for me, and my relapsing MS made that idea seem like a huge challenge.

I can remember when I was first diagnosed. I remember sobbing in my mother’s arms. My dad. He was trying so hard to figure out the right words to comfort me. I remember asking my mom, “Who is going to marry me? Who wants to deal with someone who has relapsing MS?” But my parents have been there for me since the beginning of it. They comfort me, help me, and push me to keep going. 

And 16 years ago, I met another person to add to my support system. It was after I had my worst MS relapse yet. I had lost feeling in my entire left side. I was weak, and the pain was excruciating. I remember sitting on the sofa crying hysterically to my mom, and asking again and again, “Who is going to marry me?” She would just hold me. She would listen and pray.

I met Jason at the tail end of my recovery from that relapse. Two years later, we were married. The following year, our oldest was born, followed by two more children. Jason wears many hats. He deals with the stress of work—but he’s always there for me no matter what life throws at us. He is my husband and caregiver (yup, there is a difference). Jason is my rock. His love for me and for his family is boundless. I am blessed. 

My hope is that I can continue to be actively involved with my family for many, many years. 

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