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More Sports with MS

playing tennis with multiple sclerosis //  

learning roller derby with a chronic illness  //  horseback riding as hippotherapy  // 

kayaking with MS  //  mastering the martial arts

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Playing Tennis with MS

Even though we may have mountains to climb to do our active passions, by using enough ropes, a little ingenuity, and, well, bending the rules, at least we’re on that mountain, dagnammit. It might not be pretty, but it’s darn beautiful. Like the game of tennis.

3 min read

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Horseback Riding with MS

For Martha Skye Martin, “the best part about riding a horse is that once I’m on I’m equal with anyone else around me.” Her horse Breezy has four strong legs to her (on any given day) one to 1.5 legs. But the rhythm of riding helps this equestrian reconnect.

7 min read

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Martial Arts and MS

Sara Gadson was diagnosed six months after she started training in the martial arts style of Shorin Ryu Shorinkan Okinawan Karatedo, a form of karate. In Japanese, attitude is called kimochi. She has a kimochi all her own.

3 min read

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Kayaking with MS

After her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, Suzanne Powell wondered if her physically active lifestyle was over. Kayaking was her passion. Could she keep it up? She started planning for life after kayaking. Fortunately, those plans since have only gathered dust.

3 min read

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Roller Derby with MS

What does one do when one gets diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? Likely reexamine life’s priorities and, perhaps, stretch boundaries. Certainly, Elys Bank never thought she would try out for roller derby.
Until she did. Oh wow.

5 min read

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  • Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in at the age of 39, Rob Munns was struggling to find his footing and then he hit the high seas in a most unexpected fashion: on a sailboat manned by MSers [STORY]

  • I had determined that kayaking with MS was unwise until disaster struck: I started kayaking [BLOG]

  • Climbing with MS is hard, but climbing the tallest mountain in Africa with MS is even harder [STORY]

  • Don’t underestimate what you can accomplish with this disease, as Erin Mulvany discovered when she added CrossFit to her exercise routine [STORY]

  • When a surfer got caught too low in the barrel of a wave, instantly his life turned upside down—a story of resilience [BLOG]


  • Spelunking with multiple sclerosis is both genius (caves offer cooler temperatures) and moronic (caves
    can be dangerous) so I focused on the former [BLOG]

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