Life Before ALS

Before I was diagnosed with ALS, I was suffering from PTSD and Dissociation due to my first marriage. In spite of that, I went to college in Florida to start a new career. When the children and I moved back up north, I continued my education, working two jobs, and caring for my children, with my parents’ unselfish, loving help.

After two years, I earned an A.S. in education, and transferred from community college to a university. I changed my major a few times, until I found my passion. I went from teaching high school, to teaching physical education, to English with a minor in journalism. I had finally found my niche.

In the meantime, I met and married a great man, whom I met in our church’s choir. He was a godly man, which I loved about him. I was certainly blessed by having him in my life. The children were experiencing blessings too, but I don’t think they realized it then. My husband was a good, good person, and I still love him.

After we were married, I still had one semester left at the university. Then I graduated with a B.A. in English language and literature. I had dropped the minor in journalism because I had difficulty walking and could no longer drive. The day I gave up driving was a very scary day. My right foot had kept giving out and my left foot was already useless. God was with me, and He brought me home safely to my children and to my husband.

Joshua 1:9b – Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (KJV)

1 Comment

  1. Hello Jennifer. I like your blog – I do realize your story is not much different from others with ALS. I see those patterns in your life so clearly. I´m just missing some mention of “heavy metal factor” … This can be anything from working in factory, being exposed in other way, to having problems with teeth, changing dental amalgams which contain mercury is very risky. It is a sign the disease is so badly interpreted still today. I´m working on rapid change but I´m “lonely soldier”, hopefully it will change soon. In the meantime you and your family should try to utilize the information I already gathered as much as possible. I know, one day, I will help moving ALS from incurable category. People just don´t believe. Please read my last post refering even scientifical evidence how one man recovered – it is a clear match with the theory I ended with as well. I don´t understand why it is not public known information …

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