I am so fortunate and thankful to be part of the MS Fitness Challenge. It's my sincere hope that this program can grow so that countless other MS sufferers can have the opportunity to improve their lives by being a part of it. We all know the importance and benefit of exercise in our lives but to actually have a specific program designed for MS patients is truly awesome. I'm in a wheelchair but Mark,my trainer, works with me in the gym and I have exercises to do at home. I'm hoping to become stronger and more independent so that I'll be able to do more things for myself and give my husband a break. We're also working towards my getting out of my wheelchair in order to be able to use some of the equipment in the gym. My doctor had suggested therapy for me in the past, which I did, but we all know the problems and expense of healthcare today and I wasn't able to continue with it. It's wonderful to work with someone who sees strength that I didn't believe I had anymore. This program is life-changing and I hope that others suffering from MS can join and have a chance to rise above a disease that strips us of our independence and so much more. It's a way to fight back and not let MS have the final say in how we live our lives.