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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Darla’s Message to MS: “To live with fear is a life half-lived”

Written and Posted by Justine Lam on Dec 8th, 2009
I met Darla Bongiovanni in September when she was just starting her first year of classes at SUNY-Purchase in New York. Darla’s not just a undergrad student, she is also musician turned science major who was diagnosed with MS a few years ago. She originally came back to school to get more involved with the fight against MS as a doctor and researcher. Her dream was to become a neurologist specializing in MS.

She found the Myelin Repair Foundation’s website when she was starting to read up more on multiple sclerosis research that specifically pertained to myelin. In her words, this is what intrigued her about the MRF:

“We can’t wait for a cure for MS” was the first thing I saw on the website. I was so happy to see that the MRF had developed this research model with a timeline and goals in hopes of making progress FAST.

Simply put, I want to do, to see, and to feel as much as possible while I still can. MS could very well slow me down, but myelin repair means MS wouldn’t ever stop me.

So, she emailed us regarding getting involved as a volunteer.

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