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Erica Eastling
Baton Rouge, LA
Multiple Sclerosis

This is a photo of my dad, Art. He was diagnosed with MS 27 years ago when I was only a toddler. Luckily, his symptoms remained quiet throughout most of my childhood and he was able to be involved in many of my sports activities. About 10 years ago, things started progressing and today he’s in a wheelchair almost all the time. He has always been my hero and I’ve learned so much from his strength, patience, acceptance, and determination. I love this picture of him because it illustrates the peace he’s found living with a devastating chronic illness.