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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Mountaineer and Competitive Runner Wendy Booker: Tackling Multiple Sclerosis with Mountains and Marathons"

Posted June 9, 2010
Wendy Booker’s energy seems endless – it takes more than running marathons, scaling the "Seven Summits," and multiple sclerosis (MS) to tame her drive for success.
In June of 1998, the mother of three was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) after experiencing balance problems, blurred vision and numbness on her left side. Upon being diagnosed, Wendy never thought she was within 10 years of becoming one of less than 30 women in the world to have scaled the "Seven Summits," the collective term for the highest mountain on each continent.
With her sights set high, Wendy committed to a healthy diet, exercise and COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) in an effort to one day complete her conquest with the summit of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. With the culmination of this 29,035-foot climb, in addition to her many other accomplishments, Wendy will have shown others how resilient a person with MS can be. Despite the fact that the average mountain climber is generally a male in his thirties, Wendy believes that by leading through example, she may eventually inspire others to also meet their own obstacles head on.
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