A few months ago my husband, son and I were asked to be part of a video series on living, and supporting those living, with MS. The theme of the initiative was:
I have MS. I have a team. I have a future.
Here’s the trailer:
I was thrilled about this important endeavor and the three of us jumped at the chance to be part of it.
I relished the notion of using my voice on camera, something completely different than expressing my thoughts through the written word.
I sat down and wrote my script, polishing it until I felt my message was both interesting and informative. I watched my favorite TED talks for pointers on how to look on camera. I purchased a new outfit that would be comfortable and chic. And I held my breath the morning of the shoot as the makeup artist applied her palette of colors to my face.
I was told my segment should focus on the idea of “What I Wish I Knew.”
What did I wish the younger ME knew after being diagnosed? What didn’t I know then that I know now? What lessons did I learn along the way? What pearly words of wisdom could I pass on to help others manage their journey better than I did?
I hope you’ll find time to sit back, listen to my story and tell me what you think. Go easy on me! This is my first time alone on camera….
My next blog post will be another video called “It Takes a Team” with my husband, son and me. We didn’t write a script. We simply sat on a couch and spoke directly from our hearts.
You can view other videos in the MS TEAMWORKS series on the Catamount Medical Education website. Subjects include The Roadmap to Motherhood, Integrative Medicine, I’m Getting Worse – What Does That Mean, I Wish My Healthcare Professional Knew, How I Manage My MS, and many more.
My thanks to the people at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, Catamount Medical Education and support from EMD Serono for this wonderful experience.