Friday, August 30, 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Sharing MS Info....
LaGrippe Research is inviting individuals diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis to participate in a 90-minute focus group to discuss several topics related to MS to put towards research. Those that qualify and participate will be compensated $200 as a thank you.
We will be hosting these groups in three different cities:
- Cleveland, OH – Monday September 16th
- Atlanta, GA – Monday September 30thI
- San Francisco, CA – Wednesday October 2nd
If you are interested, please fill out our preliminary questions online here: https://ywww.surveymonkey.com/r/TC8WG7G
If you have any questions, please contact our Project Manager Maggie at 847-373-4104 or email Maggie@lagripperesearch.com
Friday, August 9, 2019
I am excited to participate in the Georgia Artists with Disabilities Art Show on September 21st at the Georgia Power Building in Atlanta.
I will write my Biography here that I need to do.....to enter my 3 paintings, and hopefully sell them also.
I realized I could paint while in high school. But afterwards, at 19 I was struck by Multiple Sclerosis. I still worked, had a great life except MS had to be dealt with like I started using a wheelchair etc. I fought to live a normal life despite MS for decades, getting married 34 years ago. I had 2 children back in the day they were not sure I should. I am thankful I took that risk. Fast forward
I wanted to get out more last year so my aunt Sue and I started taking an acrylic painting class at our Douglasville Senior Center. I found out I could still paint. It is exhausting so after an hour or two of painting I need to lay down to rest. My right hand was damaged by MS decades ago, so I can paint ambidextrously now! I cannot use an easel since my arms are too weak. I paint on my table while sitting in a wheelchair til the fatigue and pain gets too bad.
I am surprised by the tiny lines and details I can paint, it’s just miraculous. After having MS 40 years I could have never dreamed that I would become an artist!
So don’t give up.