February 2012  


2012Here's to a new year filled with health, hope and happiness! 2012 brings a whole host of new, dynamic programs and events. Check out our longstanding favorites. Find us near you and get involved today.

Carl's Vertical Express for Can Do MS team"WE ARE proud supporters." 


After being diagnosed in high school, Carl has been living with MS for nearly 34 years. Carl chuckles and says, "I'm lucky - I got my chronic disease out of the way early and now everyone is catching up." On his way to college with a basketball scholarship, Carl was told by doctors in 1980 that the way to live a long, healthy life with MS was to stop being active and stay cool.

Read Carl and Catherine's Story
Couples Living With MS
By: David Rintell, Ed.D,
n Do MS Programs Consultant


"In sickness and in health." Although we make this vow in earnest, when we marry (or commit to each other), we do not expect that chronic illness will enter our lives.  The diagnosis of MS is life altering, not only for the patient, but also for her or his partner. Truly, both "have" MS, as the lives of both will be affected by the challenges of the illness. 


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Betsy and Don, living with MSSupport Partners Play Important Role at
CAN DO Program
Special sessions address their needs, goals, concerns and challenges 


"I've never been with a group of people in which we shared so many similar stories," said Betsy, a support partner who attended the CAN DO Program with her husband, Don. "It was the best and most enlightening four days I've experienced."

Betsy gained strength from sharing with and listening to other support partners at the program.

As difficult as it is to discuss at times, the truth is, everyone in the family lives with MS, not just the person who has it. Can Do MS has led the way in providing a unique opportunity for support partners to actively participate in identifying the skills, strategies and tools needed to live fully with MS.

David Rintell, Ed.D, Can Do MS Programs ConsultantRelationships & Intimacy in MS

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Join David Rintell, Ed.D, Can Do MS Programs Consultant, for this Valentine's Day special program. We'll offer ways to improve communication, and restore, rebuild and increase intimacy. Dr. David Rintell promises to make this presentation comfortable, enjoyable and informative.


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"Our experience was so powerful we felt the need to pay it forward. We wanted others to benefit from what Can Do MS offers. Thus, the inspiration for the Annual MS Skate-A-Thon." 

~Tara L., CAN DO Program Alumni 

In its fifth year, the Annual MS Skate-A-Thon has raised $53,554 for Can Do MS's lifestyle empowerment programs.


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What is your team doing to train for the upcoming on-snow events? How is your team raising $1,000?


Tell us! Post comments on our new Facebook page like Catherine did.


"So excited about another Vertical Express for Can Do MS at Squaw Valley! Of course, would be even delighted if there were any snow at Squaw Valley..."


"...But lack of great snow days means more opportunity for fundraising, like a little tequila tasting party I'm working on for Chicks on Sticks. What better than a sip of a fine reposado to encourage a more open wallet?"
~Catherine R., Vertical Express for Can Do MS Participant

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 MS may challenge your partnership in a variety of ways. Learn strategies to maintain a healthy rhythm in your partnership.
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28-year-old woman living with MS
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way more than my MS and not stopping until
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make my dreams happen, follow my passions and let nothing stand in my way.

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