“Working with MS”
Greta first started to notice her initial multiple sclerosis symptoms at the tender age of 14 years old, but these mild neurological changes were the last thing on the mind of this fun-loving teenager. Strong and definite symptoms returned at 18 years of age and a definite diagnosis of the fastest growing neurological disease affecting young Australians – multiple sclerosis - two years later.
Rather than feeling shocked, this young woman felt relief upon diagnosis and was finally able to understand what was happening to her body, and begin to come to terms with the reasons behind her mobility and hand writing difficulties.
Although disoriented by this life-changing news, Greta continued her accounting degree and continuously worked towards improving her health to the best of her ability. With the commencement of medication to assist with delaying the progression of multiple sclerosis, support of loved ones, exercise, a healthy attitude and lifestyle changes Greta believes has helped her, as she strives to work with, rather than fight, her multiple sclerosis.
While some adaptations have been made to the way this engaging woman carries out her life plans, it has not stopped her from achieving her goals of completing her Accounting degree, and has learnt once more, how to walk in high heels. This inspirational MS Ambassador looks forward to travelling the world and to continually learn new things throughout life.
Greta firmly believes, “Multiple sclerosis doesn’t determine your future or who you are – you do”. While her journey continues to be a challenging experience, she is positive about her future and is grateful for the wonderful life she has and everything the disease has taught her.
MS is delighted to recommend MS Ambassador Greta Bainbridge as a motivational speaker, who has a positive outlook on life, a thirst for learning and new experiences and in-spite of her diagnosis, is embarking on a journey where the world is her oyster.