I have been dancing my whole life, for as long as I can remember. I danced throughout grade school, through college, after college, and have pursued a career as a dance educator. It is the only thing that has ever made sense in my life. Dancing gives me life and I feel so lucky that I get to share this gift with hundreds of kids every day.
Next thing I know, life hits me with something called multiple sclerosis. It prohibits me from moving the way I used to. My brain wants to move one way, and my body has a difficult time following along. I see that I am walking a little slower, my feet drag a little, I have a difficult time concentrating, my legs are significantly weaker, and I constantly lose my balance. MS has drained me physically, mentally, and emotionally. It might not look like it on the outside, but it’s a constant fight every single minute of every single day. Something that used to be my outlet of expression and happiness is now blocked with pain, fear, and insecurities.
I’m not sure what my life is going to look like in the future, but if there is anything you need to know about me is that I AM A FIGHTER. I make it an intention to fill myself with positivity because that’s the only way to overcome any obstacle. I can cry and scream at the universe for bringing this into my life, but I am better than that. I think there is a reason for this challenge, and I am looking forward to the lessons that will make me a stronger person.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
I have started a GoFundMe Campaign to help support this next phase in my journey. Proceeds will be used to:
1) help offset my current/future medical costs and treatments.
-Current treatment costs
-Future treatments for the upcoming year
-MRIs and other tests
2) support my mission to empower and educate those affected by MS with independent research for alternative therapies
-health and wellness
-nutrition and supplements
-MS workshops and support groups
3) finance the publication of "The Story How Ms. Palaganas Made Us Free."
-Cover page design
- Copyright ISBN costs
Any contribution would help with my journey. If money is not in the cards for you right now, you can also help by sharing my page. I hope you can continue to fight with me and follow me on this journey. You can follow my blog at www.creativemeditation.blog. You can also follow me on Instagram @dpcreativemeditation.
Thank you in advance for your support and contribution. I am forever grateful.
Direct donations are also accepted through:
- Maya&Dean Barrion
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