“I was told at 24 that I would end up in a wheelchair, and I looked at the doctor and said, ‘No I won’t,’” she recalls.
Evans held her head high when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, or MS, at such a young age.
She showed that grace under pressure is, in fact, courage.
“I said that’s not going to be me, that’s not going to happen, that’s not how I’m going to live my life,” she told News 2.
It’s been 14 years since that diagnosis, and Evans has been busy. She started her styling company, moved to New York then to Los Angeles, where she met her now husband and they both realized they shared a passion for helping foster children.
Evans’ fight with MS is ongoing, and some days are better than others. But no matter what, she starts her day with a little bit of grace and a whole lot of strength.
“My grandmother used to make us in the morning, she used to say, ‘OK, tell me about your day.’ We always started with I got up, I brushed my teeth, I did this or whatever, and tell you about the rest of your day,” remembers Evans. “Well that’s my thing. I gotta get up and keep going every day. Doesn’t matter. You just gotta get up.”
This is an inspiring story about Megan Evans not surrendering to Multiple Sclerosis while giving back to others.
I’ll agree with her in that I do better when I get up and get going everyday. Some days may be tough but it has to be done.