AR: I always enjoyed lifting weights and being in the gym. It was a major stress reliever for me. After I was diagnosed I saw it as my key to mobility.

I began working with a personal trainer who inspired me to pursue a career in fitness and showed me that my passion, my strength, and my ability to push through pain would be a way for me to encourage healthy living — my disease was turning into an opportunity to help others!

I began training for a half marathon and started getting involved with the National MS Society. I decided to be an example of what you COULD do with MS instead of being an example of what you COULDN’T.