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What’s your Mountain? Exercising more.

Hi Wendy. I just wanted to say thank you. After hearing you speak on Saturday in South Florida, you motivated me to exercise more.  I am not gonna let my MS defeat me.  No more looking in the rear-view mirror.  If I just add 1 minute a day to my bike riding, its a start.  I did just that.  Both Sunday and Monday, I beat the MS.  When I wake up every day, I plan to listen to what you said, while I ride my bike.  Thank you so much, Wendy.  God Bless you.

Jay R.

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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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