By, Samantha Stambaugh – Shippensburg University
November 20, 2013
When I was a senior in high school at 17 years old, I was woke up with numbness in my right arm, right leg, and my vision was constantly changing.
I went to my family doctor and she sent me to a neurologist who then sent for MRI’s of my brain, neck, and spine, blood work, a spinal tap, and other tests.
They all came back positive for multiple sclerosis.
Since I was diagnosed, I have completed 3 MS walks, interned with the MS Society of Central Pennsylvania, and raised over $10,000 for the society from the homecoming committee.
I was awarded earlier in November for the Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Award and I am set to graduate from Shippensburg University on December 14th.