What’s Your Mountain? Ice Skating!

Hi Wendy:

I had the opportunity to hear you speak at a recent MS Seminar at REI in Huntington Beach, CA. All I can say is that you brought me to tears!

I was an Ice Skating Instructor and have been unable to skate over the last year due to my MS exasberations. You have inspired me to coach kids and adults with disabilities – which I plan to do after I get my “butt off the couch” and learn to skate again!

You are a fantastic motivational speaker. I felt like you were speaking directly to me – about my MS – and my motivation to stay physically fit! I am the “3 S’s” – especially “stubborness”!!

Thank you

Lucia

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About Wendy Booker

In June of 1998, this 55 year old mother of three was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS after experiencing balance problems, blurred vision and numbness on her left side. When first diagnosed, Wendy was devastated. But it took very little time for her to transform anguish into inspiration. She immediately turned her hobby of casual running into a continuous pursuit and has now completed nine marathons.

Mountain climbing became the next conquest. Wendy learned about a team of mountain climbers with Multiple Sclerosis who were attempting to climb Mt. McKinley (Denali) in Alaska. With no previous climbing experience, she dedicated a year to hard training and set off with them in 2002. Although weather conditions prohibited the team from completing, Wendy attempted the summit again in 2004 on her own and she succeeded!

The feeling of accomplishment she experienced propelled her next aspiration: to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Just five years later, Wendy Booker has successfully reached the top of six of The Seven Summits – Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. McKinley, Mt. Elbrus, Mt. Aconcagua, Mt. Vinson Massif and Mt. Kosciuszko. Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on earth, still awaits for 2010.


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