ENDORSEMENTS:

"In my many years of working with multiple sclerosis I have read many inspirational books written by many well intentioned individuals. Ellen Sue Stern's is clearly among the best! She looks with feeling from the inside out and does it with a soft and objective, very honest point of view. It is inspiring, easy to read and very educational. I highly recommend this book for all associated with multiple sclerosis, professional as well as personal."
-Randall T. Schapiro, M.D.
The Schapiro Center for Multiple Sclerosis at The Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology




Title: Words of Inspiration For People With MS.

Publisher: Stern Literary Consulting, 2005

Cover By: Scott Norris

Download the press release here: wordspressrelease.doc

Introduction from Words of Inspiration For People With MS:
I’ve had MS half my life. I’ve had a diagnosis for just over two years. And now I’m ready to write about it.

Like everyone living with MS, I have good days and bad days. For me, being absorbed in work helps a lot. So does humor. Prayer. Shopping. But what helps the most is my unwavering belief that things happen for a reason. Albert Einstein said: God doesn’t roll dice with the universe. Or as I like to say: What we’re given is our fate, what we do with it is our destiny. The Latin word for destiny is determination. Moment by moment, day by day, we shape our own destiny, fueled by the determination to take action on our own behalf.
We share the challenge of living with MS, but our symptoms, what inner and outer resources we call on to deal with them, bears the unique stamp of our individuality. What works for me may or may not work for you. But I promise you this: Having MS changes us. GROWS us. Makes us stronger, better, more powerful and loving human beings.

Ultimately, what counts are our best intentions and our commitment to stay the course. Writing this book has been a heartwarming experience and yet another exercise in pushing through what, at times, seemed like insurmountable odds. A three-month relapse forced me to push back deadlines, and much of the writing was done in ten to twenty hour marathons, glued to the computer, when I was unbelievably exhausted. Yet it was important for me to complete one more “chapter” in the yet unwritten memoir. Along the way, I’ve met all sorts of amazing people living with MS. I’ve been moved by their stories-proud to be a member of this global family of fighters—and we are fighters, my friends, each and every one of us. And so I thank you for inspiring me to keep going as I offer you these words: Wherever the road leads, may you be blessed with peace.
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