Meet Angela Elliott, diagnosed January 2002
Angela Elliott, of Mankato, Minn., will participate in Walk MS Mankato for her fifth time this year as part of her team, "Angela's Angels."
In what way has MS made the biggest impact on your life?
MS has made the biggest impact on my life with fatigue and the unknown. I woke up one day and realized I had slept 18 hours. The unknown of; Will I need a walker or wheelchair and at what age will this happen? Will I lose my eye sight since that’s what’s been affected the most? Will I have slurred speech? Will I have to quit working? Will we need to move into an accessible home?
Why did you decide to participate in Walk MS?
I participate in Walk MS because:
- I have relapsing-remitting MS;
- I have family members with MS; and
- I want to bring awareness to others about this disease and to help find a cure through fundraising.
What’s your favorite thing about Walk MS?
My favorite thing about Walk MS is seeing all the support from the community, family and friends.
Are you involved in the National MS Society in other ways besides participating Walk MS?
I am on the planning committee for Walk MS Mankato with coordinator Beth Beck.
What is one thing you wish people could understand about MS?
The one thing I wish people could understand about MS is that just because you don’t see something wrong physically on the outside, it’s a war on the inside.