With Father's Day weekend approaching I can't help but think about my own Dad who's been gone for 19 years now. I had only been diagnosed with MS for a short time when he passed but he was devastated when I initially shared the news with him as most fathers would be. Like many of us 22 years ago, my Dad's only point of reference for someone having MS was Annette Funicello who was wheelchair bound by the time I was diagnosed. I think my Dad would be proud of the way I've navigated this disease over the years but as much as I miss him, I'm relieved that he doesn't have to see me on my bad days now. As a parent of young adults myself, I can only imagine the frustration and helplessness he would probably feel by not being able to "fix me." My Dad died suddenly of a heart attack but I often wonder if his cause of death wasn't really a broken heart from witnessing his oldest child battle a baffling illness which there was and still is no cure for.
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