Watch it here. Here’s a recap of her shift in a very simple overview. It can’t possibly really explain how she felt as it was happening, but the change is amazing.
Something ain’t rightShe knew something physically wasn’t right. After a year of tests and doctors, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at 26. She was horrified. She could only ask herself, “What does this mean?” Her brain ran across all the information she may have connected to MS and then had to do her own digging. She had to learn more about the disease.
ConnectionFor a while, Michelle tried ignoring the diagnosis. What she learned was it wasn’t going away and ignoring it just made it worse. She did more research, and she started to connect to herself. She sought to learn how to move forward. She connected with herself in what might have seemed like depression.
A-HAWhat does this diagnosis mean to me? She started asking herself really great questions. Is what I think of the illness realistic or even true? Does it have to define how I am? And giving herself great answers:
I am more than MS. I define who I am. I have an unique opportunity now to serve others.