March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month! 
Did you know: 
More than 400,000 people in the United States have MS.
MS is a progressive disease for which there is not yet a cure. 
Increased understanding of MS has led to the development of many new treatments 
that target both the disease process and its many symptoms.
Their incredible message... 
Anyone can discover how to bounce back and be extraordinary and live a resilient life no matter what they have survived. 

At first, they were Held Hostage....
Michelle was an AVP for one of the worlds largest banks. However, she and Breea were kidnapped and Michelle was forced to rob her own bank. This horrific hostage ordeal would end her 13 year professional career and left Michelle, a single mom, with an uncertain future. However, she started a new life with her daughter, Breea. Her debut book, Held Hostage (which was also a Lifetime Movie which premiered globally) recounts this inspiring tale of survival.

Breea Renee begins her video awareness project.
This is the first of many interviews and video clips Breea has with other young people living with MS, family, friends, and others in the community whose lives have been touched by Multiple Sclerosis.
...and then it happened again.
On December 8, 2011, Breea 
was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Breea was only 18 
and a high school senior the day she collapsed. After six weeks in the hospital and followed by months of acute rehabilitation, Michelle knew it was time once again to show her daughter 
what living a resilient life was 
all about. 
Since, Breea has been named the 2013 World
MS Day Ambassador for the U.S. 


Phyllis Parsons
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