Wow! Another year has come and gone with many, many wonderful happenings, despite the multiple sclerosis. I've met many new MS friends this year across the nation. As the world gets smaller so does the illness. We will beat this disease!
My most recent adventure was a New Years Celebration to remember. With the Oregon Ducks going to the Rose Bowl and my home town of La Canada Flintridge producing their annual float for the Rose Parade, we had a week of fun filled activities!
My friends and I working on Our float, To the Rescue, which won the Founders Day award. Yay us! This is a self built float, one of only a handful in the parade. Which means it's all made with volunteers and donations plus some expenses.
Here is Clifford the big red lobster, as named by Oregons SMART reading program in Eugene, Oregon. A fundraiser for more seafood.
Here are my friends decorating Clark the Shark. Clark was named by my nephews as a fundraiser for seafood.
Voila! The float:
"To the rescue" is a term I think of often with my MS.
What brings us down so that we need to be rescued?
What part of our MS has us feeling like the shark in the net?
Who is our Clifford the net cutting lobster that will save the day?
Friends and family and even strangers at times have rescued me. Also the wide variety of natural, alternative, nutritional and western medicines to choose from have helped. And now the new TakeActionMS program with their MS nurses can help rescue us all. The fact is we have many,many options to help us escape the net of multiple sclerosis. The first step is asking for help. Then accepting help. Then helping others.
Join us next year for the float build!
Decorating and volunteers come from all over. It does take a village.
Now...to take on 2015!
Let's do this!