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Just Keep Swimming


Sometimes, the tears overflow from being overwhelmed with pain and numbness caused by MS. Feeling of dizziness, dragging my left leg around, has become the new “norm”. 

No matter how much I cry, I have to keep moving. Just like in the movie, “Finding Dory” we have to “just keep swimming, just keep swimming”. 

We are strong friends. We will claim victory. We don’t have to give up or give in. We got this!! Keep Going!

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise 

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Fight on MS Warrior

Hi great people!

Today was the Long Island MS Walk. I’ve walked every year since I was diagnosed in 2010. However, lately, I was in a rut about going. I wasn’t feeling my best physically or mentally. It wasn’t until 8 am this morning when I said, “Ok I’m going”. My team came with me and we had a good time. 


I met a very nice woman named, Margaret Murphy who works at the National MS Society Long Island Chapter. I told her that I plan to be more involved with MS events in the future. I also did my annual pic with  my dear friend Erin who inspires me so much! 


So it turned out to be great after all and I’m happy I went! I’m blessed to have my supporters from near and far. Those who have helped me spiritually, those gave those pep talks and donated to the National MS society! Because of you, someone can get assistance with wheel chairs, walkers, coverage for treatment and the list goes on. On behalf of MS Warriors, THANK YOU! 

I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far! 😊

Nicole Cherise ❤️

Confession

Hi great people!

As a person who battles a chronic illness (Multiple Sclerosis), I am doing my best to remain strong. I do KNOW that my strength comes from the Lord 💪🏾 therefore, giving up can never an option.

I would be a liar if I said I wasn’t scared. I don’t let these feelings consume me everyday because I’m trying to enjoy every moment of life. To help me with this is that I look to my loved ones as my “why” and Purpose. 

What about my other warriors out there? Those who battle illness, has this been you? 

Thanks for reading friends!

Nicole Cherise ❤

Motivational Mondays: Accomplish your goals

Hi friends! I hope you had a good weekend! I was able to spend time with some girlfriends and enjoyed church service yesterday 😊

I want to share something with you all. Since, 2014 I began writing my MS story. I would constantly say, “I need to hurry and finish my draft” and of course I didn’t. So fast forward to the present, I expanded my writing with each chapter but never quite “finished” it. Therefore, this past March, I told Steve that I would be done with the book by the end of April. Friends, I held on to my word. Yes I finished my first draft to my story! I feel so good and like one weight was lifted off my shoulders. 

Have you ever put your mind to something, set a goal and then accomplished it? It’s an awesome feeling isn’t? I encourage us all to do this more. Life is about taking chances and having that feeling of joy when we claim victory. My suggestion is to jot down some ideas or goals and set a REALISTIC deadline. I guarantee you will feel great and motivated to do more. I hope this can help someone and please feel free to share this with someone who may feel stuck in a rut. Trust me, those days don’t last forever, especially when you put your mind to something.

Thanks for reading and sharing!

Nicole Cherise 

Feel good Friday: Our struggle is not in vain 

  
Lately, this has been me. I’ve been feeling that the battle with MS is serving a purpose. It’s extremely difficult, especially when you don’t know what “normal” feels like anymore. I walk with my head held high, I smile even when I’m not happy, but it’s those moments that only my husband sees. He sees the tears, the pain, he carries me when I can’t walk. 

I share that not only because it’s MS Awareness month, but also because not all diseases are visible and I know in my heart this journey has been for a reason. I’m going to continue to fight, I can promise that. Friends, I know and understand that not all are vocal about their struggles or issues but you are not alone. Your strength that is gained from the struggle is a part of your story. Let’s stick together in this race, we call life. Don’t give up. 
Nicole Cherise