Imagine being 18 years old and learning your mom was diagnosed with progressive MS.
Imagine 18 years later you are diagnosed with the same disease.
Imagine progressively losing your ability to work, to walk hand in hand with your wife, to sit on the floor and play with your kids.
Imagine someone has to transfer you with a mechanical lift from your wheelchair to and from bed everyday.
Imagine you lie in bed at night on your back and cannot turn or rollover.
Imagine someone helps you take a shower, get dressed and feeds you every meal.
Imagine sitting in your wheelchair 15-18 hours every day.
Imagine your left arm does not work and your non-dominant right hand only works to drive your wheelchair on good days.
Imagine with all these limitations, you smile and never complain.
Imagine knowing that everyone, including myself, has days when they find their trough of despair.
Imagine how long we wallow in this trough depends on our attitude.
Imagine believing with your deepest conviction that you will take long walks again, drive again, and hug your wife and kids with both arms again.
Imagine visualizing traveling to exotic international destinations, getting out of bed by yourself, showering and dressing without help from others.
Imagine your attitude being a very powerful elixir.
Imagine being positive and fighting back as the only options on your cafeteria menu.
Imagine your glass is always half full.
Imagine that your two secret weapons—hope and attitude, drive your ability to stay so positive.
Imagine standing next to me and whenever necessary, borrowing some of my positive attitude because my cup always runs over the top!
Watch David read his Imagine story at the Colorado/Wyoming MS Celebration dinner by clicking here!