Well, it was 5 years ago yesterday (I wanted to post, but a power surge through Elmore’s archaic power-grid ate my router yesterday) that Maryellen woke up unable to see out of her right eye. After a trip to the ER and a few more doctor appointments the following couple of days, we learned that it was MS.

Now, five years later, Maryellen is running her first official 10K on Sunday in Portland, Oregon! How freaking cool is that?? I used to worry about her running, that she’d get too hooked on it and then be crushed if MS made it so she COULDN’T run anymore, but now I’m just so proud of her each time she goes out. She’s set goals and she’s achieved them. MS or no MS, that’s inspirational! She impresses me every day. 🙂