When a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis is given it can often be depressing and debilitating, but one woman got inspired by it.
In Maryland alone there are about 10 000 people who are living with multiple sclerosis, which is a disease where the immune system attacks the central nervous system. The cause of MS is unknown and it is an unpredictable disease. Those who suffer from MS can experience different symptoms from numbness to paralysis.
Taking on a workout and bodybuilding is not an activity that you would expect from someone suffering from MS. Wendy Bordewisch defies the odds and is often at the Evolutions Gym in Annapolis where she is undergoing cardio and weight workouts. She is at the gym at least four days a week.
Wendy who is a mum of young children was terrified to learn that she had MS.
She said that the aim of MS is stop you moving and it was devastating to see this happen to others. She also said that this was her first vision that MS could stop her from moving.
Wendy though has not stopped moving. She wanted to ensure that she could do everything that she could to take care of herself and that included entering a bodybuilding competition.
She said that at the time she was a mother of two and had this unpredictable disease and thought where she could take this.
It became the first trophy that she has ever earned in her life.
Since then, Wendy has managed to check bodybuilding off her list, but not her passion for physical activity. She now has her sights on raising money for a cure through the Walk MS which is an event that she finds valuable to her body and mind.
There are plenty of walks in aid of MS every year and there are several coming up over the state. If you want to help you can find the closet one to you and start walking.
Bordewisch will be attending the walk in Annapolis with her team of 200 people.