ADAPTED VEHICLE/HOME MODIFYING


WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MS 11/19/2009 AT 29 YEARS OLD. I HAVE HAD SYMPTOMS SINCE I WAS 14... SINCE 2009, THINGS HAVE BECOME PRETTY PROGRESSIVE...GOING FROM A LIMP, TO CANE, TO WALKER/FOREARM CRUTCHES/WHEELCHAIR, PRETTY QUICKLY...IT’S BEEN FRUSTRATING, TO SAY THE LEAST... I TRY HARD TO KEEP GOOD SPIRITS, MY SENSE OF HUMOR (WHICH ISN’T FOR EVERYONE... I SPEAK FLUENT SARCASM. IT'S ENGLISH I STRUGGLE WITH...) ANYWAY, I HAVE ALWAYS VALUED MY INDEPENDENCE. WHICH MS IS TRYING VERY HARD TO TAKE AWAY… I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO ADAPT MY HOME AND FIND A VEHICLE THAT ALLOWS ME TO BE THE TORNADO, WHICH I AM MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY. IF MY BODY COULD KEEP UP WITH MY MIND. LOOK OUT!!! I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ONE TO HELP OTHERS, RAISE FUNDS FOR OTHERS AND DEAL WITH ME LAST. SO, IT IS TAKING ME A LOT TO START THIS UP. ( I FEEL AS I AM ALWAYS ASKING FOR MNEY FOR ONE CAUSE OR ANOTHER.  I HOPE NOONE FEELS GUILTY BECAUSE THEY ARE UNABLE TO CONTRIBUTE...PASSING THIS ON, IS JUST AS GOOD, IF NOT BETTER THAN DONATING.  THERE IS SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE, WHO IS ABLE TO HELP MONETARILY) THE PHOTO ABOVE IS MY WALK MS 2014 TEAM (I WAS 2014 WALK MS AMBASSADOR!) TEAM HOT MS RAISED AROUND 10,000.00 THIS YEAR, 8,000.00 LAST YEAR, 5,000 THE YEAR BEFORE AND 3,000.00 THE FIRST YEAR WE PARTICIPATED!!! WHEN MY DAUGHTER (NOW 15) AND I BUILT OUR HOME IN 2007, WE PUT ZERO THOUGHT INTO WHAT THE FUTURE MAY HOLD. I BOUGHT MYSELF A NEW  VEHICLE, THE DAY OF MY DIAGNOSIS.  AGAIN  NOT THINKING I WOULD PROGRESS INTO NEEDING ADAPTATIONS) THAT HAS FUELED ME TO ADVOCATE FOR MYSELF AND OTHERS. ENCOURAGING FOLKS TO THINK OF THEIR HOMES/BUSINESS(EVEN VEHICLES) AS BEING WELCOME TO EVERYONE! ENCOURAGING FOLKS TO GO OUT THERE AND BE ADVENTUROUS... NO MATTER WHAT! KAYAK, SKI, SWIM...NO MATER YOUR ABILITY. GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING!!! I COULD GO ON FOR DAYS...AND, HOPEFULLY I CAN GET BACK ON HERE AND REVISE THIS BABBLE!! UNTIL THEN, IT YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP ME RETAIN SOME INDEPENDENCE...TAKE OVER THE WORLD (OR AT LEAST MY PORTION OF IT) PLEASE, DO SO. IF NOT, SPREAD THE WORD! THAT IS JUST AS GOOD AS MONETARY DONATIONS!

9/3/14 UPDATE-
I HAVE REACHED MY GOAL OF $10000.00, I HAVE INCREASED THE AMOUNT... IN THIS, I HAVE REALIZED THAT INDEPENDANCE DOES NOT COME CHEAP...AND THIS WORLD DOES NOT THRIVE ON FEELING, EMOTION AND GOODNESS...SO, CONTINUE TO SHARE!  CONTINUE TO SMILE!  CONTINUE TO STAY MOVING! VALUE YOUR INDEPENDANCE!  KNOW THAT IF YOU LOSE A BIT, YOU CAN REGAIN IT!  NEVER GIVE UP...SCREAM, CRY, KICK A SQUIRREL (GOOD LUCK WITH THAT...REMEMBER TO LAUGH WHEN YOU FALL) BUT COME BACK TO MOVING FORWARD!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
LOVE N STUFF
AUTUMN NEUGENT

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Autumn Neugent 
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Madison, WI
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