“I could move, but it was strange. I let it go three days, but then I started to have trouble walking, because I couldn’t feel my foot or toes,” Palmer recalls.
Her doctor put her through a battery of tests that were inconclusive then referred her to a neurologist, who made the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Palmer was determined to handle the disease on her own. “I’m not someone who likes to ask for help,” she admits.

Peter wanted to share the journey with her. He asked about treatments and about how he could help. Could he take her to appointments and sit with her? No, said Palmer.