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Lisa was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1988 and started to use a wheelchair in 1993. She divides her life into two parts: BC (Before Chair) and AD (After Disability). At first, she felt like her life as she knew it was over. It took several years to realize she could still be a useful member of society even with a disability. In the early years she took up the fight, so all people may have accessibility in public places. For several years she was a mentor, teaching life skills to women incarcerated at the Harris County Jail. In 2007, Lisa switched her focus on volunteering for the MS Society after her husband Mike rode in his first @bpms150.
Since then Lisa has become an MS Ambassador and enjoys speaking to groups about her journey with MS. She served five years on the Houston MS Leadership Council. She and Mike have been Top Fundraisers for the past 10 years and hope to surpass the $200,000 mark in funds raised this year. In addition, Lisa has been instrumental in developing a wellness program for people with MS called “Moving Stronger.” She helped to form a partnership with the MS Society, the YMCA of Houston and UT Health Science Center. She has worked over five years to see that those with MS in her city have access to wellness in their own community. #MS #NVW #MultipleSclerosis