Posts Tagged ‘MS’

Lori Schneider Climbs Ever Higher!

January 27, 2010

LORI SCHNEIDER INTERVIEW (1 OF 2)


Lori Schneider

On May 23, 2009, Lori Schneider became the first person in the world with multiple sclerosis to summit Mount Everest. Lori is also the first person with MS to complete the “Seven Summits” by scaling the highest peak on each continent. My first video interview with Lori was in October 2009. Since then, all sorts of exciting things have been happening for Lori, including a feature article in the January 2010 issue of  Guideposts magazine.

Click here to read Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan‘s May 15, 2009 blog post about Lori.

Click here to watch my first video interview with Lori.

Click here to read about Lori’s inspiring Leap of Faith expedition to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in July 2011 with thirteen other women and men with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease.










Click here to order Lori’s books, EVEREST: Climbing Beyond Our Limits and On Top of the Bottom of the World. By purchasing these books you will be helping raise funds for the Empowerment Through Adventure Scholarship Fund, which (more…)

Undeterred by MS, Lori Schneider Scales Mount Everest!

October 3, 2009

LORI SCHNEIDER INTERVIEW (1 OF 3)
INTRODUCTION




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Lori Schneider approaches base camp on Mount Everest before reaching the summit

On May 23, 2009, fifty-two-year-old Lori Schneider became the first person in the world with multiple sclerosis to summit Mount Everest. Lori is also the first person with MS to complete the “Seven Summits” by scaling the highest peak on each continent.

Badly shaken by an MS diagnosis at forty-three, Lori left her old life in Steamboat Springs, Colorado behind, convinced she would soon be confined to a wheelchair. Determined to make the most of every healthy day she had left, she relocated to the small town of Bayfield, Wisconsin, where she conquered her fears and gained confidence in her body by (more…)

Rita Klaus’ Miraculous Healing from Multiple Sclerosis

November 10, 2008

I first became aware of Rita Klaus’ remarkable story in Dr. Larry Dossey‘s groundbreaking book, Reinventing Medicine (pages 141-143). Dr. Dossey also includes stories of people completely healing from cancer, leukemia and other diseases after their doctors had bluntly told them that all hope was gone.

Rita Klaus

Rita Klaus


Here, in Rita’s own words, is the story of how she was completely healed from her MS. This account can be found in chapter twenty-one of Wayne Weible‘s book, Medjugorje The Message. Rita, a former nun, has appeared on numerous TV shows, including Oprah. She also authored her own book, Rita’s Story.



UPDATE: Rita’s daughter, Ellen, e-mailed me an update about her mother on January 31, 2009, which you will find at the end of this post!



EXCERPT FROM RITA KLAUS’ BOOK, RITA’S STORY

Three months ago, I had Multiple Sclerosis. I had had it for more than 25 years. I was first diagnosed as having it when I was 20 years old, and it was difficult to accept. Of course I went through all the channels of denying I had it; I just would not accept it. As it began to progress, I rationalized it was something else. It was ruining my life; I was depressed and very angry inside — and very hurt. Yet I wanted to do what God wanted me to do. (more…)