On a certain day, I simply forgot what it was that I had to do. Nothing uncommon: people do forget. Used to the intense work routine at the Military Brigade, I didn’t give the lapse that much importance. That until they started to be more recurrent. Besides the forgetfulness, other symptoms bothered me. It was the beginning of a years-long battle to find out what I had: Multiple Sclerosis. Mother of four, retired early for work disability, I realized that the diagnosis was just the beginning of the biggest battle of my life. Today, at 44, I host a radio show and also am volunteer at APEMSMAR (Associação de Esclerose Múltipla de Santa Maria). The will to fight against the disease and the certainty that I had the disposition required for such were the most important tools. I’m fully engaged in this cause for knowing the importance of the information, as well as the demystification of the so-called ‘certainties’. My battle now marches on for others not to have to go through what I have, and so that they can see the story of someone who hasn’t given up, the security to get out there and fight, all in the same direction.
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