WHO IS SUSIE WEBER?

It seems my life is always pointing me in some new direction. I tend to follow my heart and try to embrace and recognize new opportunities when they present themselves. Life has certainly provided me with obstacles along the way. My life changed forever when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1987.

I used to say that I’ve worked very hard to never let my MS define me. How ironic is that? I realize now that that’s exactly what it’s done. It DOES define me – not by the negative aspects of the disease – but by the  positive way I tackle life. You don’t need to know that I have MS to recognize that I am very compassionate and have an extraordinary amount of personal drive. It would seem that MS has actually made me a better person.

My 12-year-old son is on the autism spectrum, my daughter has been struggling with ADHD since first grade and my oldest son became insulin dependent at age eight. Because of my experience with MS, I am better equipped than most to endure  these challenges and guide my children over their latest hurdles. In turn, they have become amazing people in and of themselves.

About 6 years ago, I decided to try exercising again. I wanted to see if my body would cooperate. I could barely walk a mile when I started, but have since run 7 half marathons. I am not a star, but find that I am a positive role model, especially when I influence others to be healthier in some small way.

Until now, only my closest friends and long-time associates are aware of my health challenges. I was afraid that learning about my disease might make my business associates and clients apprehensive. I am writing this blog to share with you what's  possible with MS, how I'm dealing with it on a daily basis and what I've learned from my MS peers 

I had the great opportunity to participate in the Leap of Fairth MS/PD expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro in July 2011. I got me out there sharing the story of what's possible with MS. I am motivated to raise awareness for the disease and learn more from my MS peers everyday. MS has made me stronger in ways I cannot comprehend. 

 

CYBERCAST LINK FOR 
THE MS/PD KILIMANJARO
CLIMB (July 10 - 24, 2011)

I believe we are Team 2


PRINTS

Limited edition prints signed by Susie Weber are still available.

 

MUSIC check out the song

 

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Friday
Dec142012

It's coming!

Next week the book about our MS/PD Kilimanjaro adventure with be released on amazon.com. It's a collection of stories written by the climbers themselves. These accounts are inspiring as reveal personal insight into what it took to get to the mountain, how the experience changed lives, and much more. 


Reader Comments (1)

Lori,

I just met John Carlin. He is a neighbor of a family that are very dear friends. I got to talking to John and his wife and he told me the story of the Kilimanjaro climb. I was so taken by his discussion that I totally ignored everything else that was going on at the party. He painted a picture so clearly that I hung on his every word. I am ordering the book tonight and for several other people that I want to share your story and the story of his journey. Thank you for this video and your strength. I wish you a healthy and happy New Year filled with joyous adventures. You Rock!

December 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Davis

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