By: Michael Montealegre
“Living with MS is like a poker game. You never know how you are going to feel when you wake up. I can go to sleep with no pain. Then I’ll wake up with leg spasms.” – Teri Perez
A Woman, Teri Perez with MS is trying to help others in the MS community to raise money for a cure. Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. Born in Manhattan New York, Perez has always been a strong woman she might not look it but she has an iron will. Living with her parents in a guest house in Miami, she always has people by her side. She has a brother and two parents who are still currently together.
Diagnosed with MS in 2006 she has since started going to MS walks in Coral Gables FL. . She says it pains her to walk sometimes but she gets through it.
“I am always in a constant state of vertigo,” said Perez.
Perez makes t-shirts and she gives checks at the walk every year. Perez usually raises over a thousand dollars every year. Perez and her family walk with her just in case she has an accident. Perez states that her parents are her rock. They are her support system. You can tell that she appreciates them being there for her. Perez has a hard time moving around and doesn’t drive so she works from home. Perez is taking medication called Copaxone by injection three times a week.
” Staying in a good mood is very difficult, I think about symptoms that haven’t even happened yet, I feel best when I am with my family,”said Perez, with a heavy heart.
She wants to raise awareness for MS and with this article she hopes her goal can be achieved. If you wish to donate to the National Multiple Sclerosis society for research for a cure to MS, the link is below.