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    Can Do Promises

    Alfred W. Patetta
    Very active and don't want this disease to win....
    IAM determined to win despite any obstacles and there are many.
    I CAN offer my body to science/medicine to test any drugs and therapies that exist and I have tested a myriad of them.
    I WILL never give up!

    Paul King
    I am making a promise to join my fellow MSers in our effort to defeat MS!
    I AM an MSer who will overcome my MS and help others to do the same!
    I CAN lend my shoulder as support to my fellow MSers!
    I WILL not give up to MS!

    Alfred W. Patetta
    Diagnosed in 1996 and I WILL BEAT this disease through diet and exercise
    I AM determined to not let this disease beat me.
    I CAN go to the gym, strengthening my heart and core.
    I WILL do anything I can to help find a cure, including donating my body to study new drugs and treatments.

    Jeri Rippon
    I was diagnosed with MS in 1995
    I AM blessed and an overcomer.
    I CAN ride because I can, as far as I can.
    I WILL stay positive!

    I AM a positive person
    I AM a person that has MS but it does not have me.
    I CAN try to keep my mind occupied with crosswords, tapestries and knitting when I can.
    I WILL not let MS get me down

    I have MS
    I AM better than my MS.
    I CAN get through my MS.
    I WILL beat MS.

    I am a mom, a daughter, aunti, sister, wife, and photographer.
    I AM more than my MS! I AM a photographer for over 30 years. It's what I do and I'm good, too.
    I CAN do just about anything with a picture, just tell me your fantasy and I'll create it.
    I WILL keep my passion for photography/editing/creating, but I will continue to spread MS awareness as a passion, too.

    Tina Holden
    I am 51, single woman entrepreneur who was on her own at 15.
    I AM more than MS because I have been an independent woman all my life & I can continue to be as I learn to adapt & embrace MS.
    I CAN live to adapt with the new tools and resources that have entered and continue to enter my life.
    I WILL continue to carry and see the passion and purpose I have seen, felt and shared in all I do and have given.

    Jan C.
    Diagnosed with MS in 1995, SX since 1985.Obese since 1960.
    I AM person who lost 38 pounds in just over a year with Weight Watchers in spite of limited mobility.
    I CAN walk stairs now, walk 3 miles or 5000 steps in a day, play with my dog, garden, have a better life.
    I WILL keep my weight off and be no more than overweight, never again obese or morbidly obese.

    Because MS does not define me.
    I AM a powerful strong and beautiful woman.
    I CAN move beyond these symptoms and push for every day to be my best one.
    I WILL succeed professionally and personally. And MS won't stand in my way.

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