Kelly Engelhardt 

MS wins some days, but I mostly win”

In 2001, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and I felt like my world had fallen apart. Just the week prior I experienced dizziness and vision disturbance so I sought medical advice and was admitted to hospital.

Kelly EngelhardtI will always remember the moment of diagnosis, the feeling of shock, disbelief and ultimate fear. Who will want to marry me? Would I ever have children? These were just some of the repeated worrying thoughts, as I walked around in a daze 

At the time, I was studying teaching at university and was concerned about my future, but in 2013 I commenced my first teaching role and today I am happily married to the love of my life and enjoying life with our beautiful children.

The MS rollercoaster has taken many different turns in my life with some situations hard to handle. I have been fortunate to find support through the services that Multiple Sclerosis Limited provides via their NDIS services.

I have found multiple sclerosis is such a game of the mind and body. I would not like to count the number of relapses I have lived with, bad days, tears and anger. MS “wins” some days but I win mostly.

I am currently a new volunteer MS Ambassador sharing my MS journey, and educating and motivating my local community which always brings a smile to my face.

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