Devastating disease doesn’t hold her back Sommers recalled noticing that she was losing her balance around 2010. She recalled thinking it was some other disorder.
“After a year and a half of being treated for something else, something told me it was not in my back, but in my brain,” she said. “It was the part that controlled my balance.”
She eventually was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system. She said her monthly infusions help her manage her MS.
“Once the damage is done, it can’t be reversed,” she said. “All you can do is stop it from getting worse, which is where I’m at.”
Sommers says she tries to be as active as the disease would allow.
“It’s important I keep moving,” she said. “But there’s a fine line between me keeping moving and overdoing it to where I’m having to chill on the couch the next day.”
This is an amazing story about Miriam Sommer and in spite of having multiple sclerosis she continues to help others.