What’s your mountain? Education!

I’m a 67 yr old woman diagnosed almost 20 yrs. ago with chronic progressive MS.  I’ve traveled extensively and just completed college!  I was interviewed and on the front page of our local paper.  Quite an accomplishment.  I’m very active and am considering continuing for another degree.

Dianne

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2 Responses to “What’s your mountain? Education!”


  1. 1 KelfHelajal November 25, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Wow, loved reading this blogpost. I added your rss to my google reader.

  2. 2 Trese December 4, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Thank you for your blog. You are an inspiration to me. Today has been a very bad day for me. I am 51 and was diagnosed almost a year ago. I lost my job 2 months ago and have been sitting in this house everyday looking for a job on internet searches. I did not feel well today, and did not leave the house at all, not even to go get the mail. I feel everyone of my symptoms on days like this. Your blog made me realize, I must get up and do something everyday! And quit feeling sorry for myself. I can still accomplish something everyday. Thank you. And best of luck and happiness to you. May you keep accomplishing your goals and inspiring others!


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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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