Nov 202015


My MS Journey

Working on a dream: The Really Long Run to End MS

*this was published in the MS Canada Magazine, Fall-Winter 2015 (Alberta Edition)

On Remembrance Day 2006, I was at work. That was the Day the entire right side of my body went numb. Right away I was off to the hospital- I was worried I had a stroke. Instead I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  Continue reading »

Nov 122015


Multiple Sclerosis Podcast

YEG MS episode 9 Remembrance Day & Nick Dehod-  This is the second to last episode of 2015. In this episode I talk about why Remembrance Day is a difficult for me and I speak to Nick Dehod of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (Northern Alberta).  Continue reading »

Oct 152015

Really Long Run to End MS

After some confusion on Twitter over the date (evidently, neither my Mom or I are very proficient at reading a calendar), the Really Long Run to End MS will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. I’ll be kicking off the run at 5am in Nisku and hopefully reach Camrose 12 hours later. I’ve already put some feelers out to the support team/runners from this past May and most have already said they will be running again. There are also some crazy people (Chris Tse, @ChrisTse_ on Twitter, of Blitz Conditioning and Jen Ference, @FerenceJenof the November Project) who are planning on running the whole 80 kms with me.

Apparently, I’m not the only one who is completely off his rocker.  Continue reading »

Sep 302015



Episode #6- YEG MS, part 2 with Neil Blue and controversy?- This is the second half of my conversation with Neil Blue. Neil pushes us into talking about some controversial subjects in the MS world; the Liberation Therapy (CCSVI) and Stem Cells. He also pushes me on how I handle my own MS. I thoroughly enjoyed this part of our conversation and I hope it is helpful to other MS Warriors. I also announce the date of the 2016 Really Long Run to End MS. Continue reading »

Sep 202015


A month or two ago, I joined an MS Facebook group called, “Young Adults with MS in Greater Edmonton.” Today, a link was posted to an article in the Calgary Herald titled, “MS survivor pushing for major change at national charity.” The article profiles Matt Embry who has been using diet modification and exercise to combat his multiple sclerosis. Specifically, the article focuses on his challenge to the MS Society for change due to, as what is stated in the article, only 16 cents for every dollar raised going to research. As someone who recently raised over $23,000 for the MS Society of Canada with the Really Long Run to End MS, I was very intrigued by the article.  Continue reading »

Sep 192015

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms


Multiple Sclerosis symptoms worse in the summer? I was scanning around the inter webs this morning and came across the article, ” Melatonin and multiple sclerosis: Why MS symptoms may improve as the days get shorter.” The article was posted on Science Daily and revolved around a study performed at the Brigham Women’s Hospital. I was compelled to read the article as it was very counter-intuative for me as I have always found the winter to be a tough time symptom wise, especially in February/March.

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Sep 162015



Episode #5- YEG MS, Canmore 1/2 Marathon and Neil Blue- In this episode I had the pleasure of talking to Neil Blue. I met Neil as a result of the Really Long Run to End MS. In this episode we talk about how we met, relationships, and Neil’s goals for the future. Thanks again Neil for taking the time.

I also talk about my recent run in the Canmore half marathon and how maintaining your conditioning and training level is very important. Continue reading »

Sep 022015

MS Podcast


YEG MS Podcast Episode #4; Weddings, Politics, and Jo Reiling- In this episode I had the pleasure of talking to Jo Reiling. I’ve know Jo since at least 1999 or 2000 and before either of us had MS. After I end an unrelated rant involving weddings and Canadian politics, Jo and I discuss her journey with the disease. The conversation was very powerful for me due the length of time I have known Jo. I can’t thank her enough for agreeing to speak with me. Continue reading »


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