Aurora Colello: My MS Diagnosis

 

In December of 2008, I slowly began to lose vision in my right eye and eventually went blind. An MRI showed 10 lesions in my brain. At 35 years old, with four children who were all under the age of 7, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

I had always planned on running a triathlon once my kids were older, but after my diagnosis, I realized I needed to do one now, while my body was still able. There was just one catch – at the time, I couldn't even run a mile, and I was scared to death of the kind of training this task would require. My doctors said that such a strict exercise and diet regimen could make my condition worse.

Yet, instead of getting sicker and weaker, my body got stronger and healthier. Endurance and multi-sport training helped me fight the disease.

Don't avoid working out. Get out there and move!