Hi! I'm Lisa, a strong survivor of MS.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11
I have spent a lifetime helping others including family, friends and the community. Young at heart and full of life, I have always determined to be successful enough to help my family. The youngest of four children, I was determined to complete a degree, which I did while raising my son and having a successful career on Wall Street. In 2008, I started experiencing slurred speech and my balance was off. After researching the symptoms, I visited a doctor and asked if he thought it could be MS. His response was, "No. Perhaps you had an infection and now you are fine." Fast forward eight years later, numerous falls, unexplained weakness, injuries, and back surgery, tons of tests, MRI's, EMG's and visits to doctors, I was informed that I had been misdiagnosed.
On February 10, 2016 after visiting the Neuro Muscular Specialist with medical records in hand, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a debilitating disease that affects how the brain communicates with parts of the body. My walking has been affected, I have nerve damage to my right leg, a right drop foot and weakness on my entire right side. I have always been very independent and recently turning 53 years old, I am a single parent and have raised my son with the village to ensure he has positive experiences and a college education.
Grounded in Christ and serving in ministry, I walk by faith and not by sight. I am determined to see my son Bryce through his college graduation and someday run around with my grandchildren. I desire to remain independent and strong while being an encouragement for others who suffer in silence.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
- Maya Angelou
To empower individuals with Multiple Sclerosis to overcome adversity and realize their full potential.
We achieve this through raising awareness, advocacy, and providing resources to improve ones quality of life. We endeavor to influence MS Warriors to push past their pain in pursuit of their purpose.