A woman shares her story of creating a life after her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis at a young age.
Going to frat parties, dating, and studying for a career in hospital administration were Leah Quartano-Bowling’s top priorities, so much so that, at first, the 21-year-old college student barely noticed the tingling in her hands and feet. But as the tingling grew into numbness and took over more of her body, she found it harder to ignore. Eventually, when she found herself so exhausted that she had to sleep 18 hours a day, she knew she had a serious problem.
Six weeks of doctor appointments and tests later, she had her answer: The bright, young beauty with everything in front of her was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a disease known for stealing futures. But that’s not the end of her story. It’s just the beginning.
“At first, I was so angry — angry at God, at the universe, at my own body — it just felt so unfair,” she says. “All I wanted to do was hang with friends, but I had to stay in every night, get painful injections every other day and go to bed early.”
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