MS Ambassador Gael Cresp is a lateral thinker with a wicked sense of humor and is also a professional story teller and author.
Following a frightening episode of double vision during 2001 at the age of 48, Gael was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis - the most common chronic neurological disease affecting young adults. Her dry sense of humor came in handy while grappling with frightening and challenging symptoms involving vision and mobility problems and chronic fatigue.
Initially, this stunningly logical woman thought her problems lay with an aneurysm or brain tumor, but she felt she had won the lottery when "only" diagnosed with the "no cause - no cure" multiple sclerosis. "Thank goodness," she thought, "They won't shave my hair off"!
Gael's storytelling provides an opportunity to take her audiences out of the everyday and into a story space, to look at problems in a different way and, therefore, remake new solutions. This concept allowed Gael, her family and friends, the opportunity to deal with what life had thrown their way - as multiple sclerosis affects the whole family.
As an ex-librarian, Gael is passionate about access to information which is a large part of her role as an MS Ambassador. This impressive lady is looking forward to sharing her secrets of how to live with the challenge of multiple sclerosis and her many moving philosophies in life, such as "People are good - kindness is that thing that makes us human".
What other people said about Gael's speaking spots:
- “Thank you for an excellent presentation. Appreciated your frankness and yet sensitivity when appropriate.” - Calvary Bethlehem Health Care Network