Some days life can be difficult beginning from the moment I open my eyes in the morning, tempting me to throw the covers over my head and hide for the day. I really think I’m part turtle due to the amount of times that thought has crossed my mind. Could it be that somehow I’m related to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
Regardless of what it is, I’m a superhero for sure. I have no cape or leotard hiding underneath my clothes and no big emblem painted across my chest announcing to the world who I am, but if you hung out with me for a day you would see the impossible being done.
Just yesterday, I walked. No, really…I did. I walked all the way from my wheelchair to the couch. It was amazing. Three whole steps. And once I made it to the couch, I think I may have saved the world from falling apart. I’m not sure if it was the entire world or just my world, but it didn’t fall apart. I know this because I’m still here to tell about it.
I have been known to defy gravity too. The floor just so happens to be my biggest enemy. It jumps out and tries with all its might to trip me up, but I see it coming most days and keep the world safe by getting down on its level and holding back its powerful pull. The speed at which I move is mind boggling. I can go from standing to floor protection mode faster than the speed of light. I think the laws of physics don’t apply to me anymore.
There’s some kind of otherworldly magnetism between my incredible superpowers and walls too. I have had days when the magnetic pull has been so strong that it seems I’m being pulled into everything in the room all at once, causing me to move chairs and tables in one giant swoop just to hold back its destruction. Yes, I’m that amazing. But they will not take over the world, they will not win!
So, the next time you see me and think I’m a clumsy, bumbling, weak-kneed person who can’t do anything of any importance, just know that hiding beneath this simple disguise is a superhero!
Oh, wow, did you see that? I just stopped the Blob Thing from overtaking the internet and causing all words to become unreadable blobby messes. Without MS Superheroes, the world just isn’t safe. I must get out of bed. There’s a job to be done and a world to protect.
Do you think it’s possible you’re an MS Superhero too? Oh, that would be incredible. Two superheroes protecting the world and doing the impossible. Look out world, we are here to save you yet again. We will not be stopped. We are a force to be reckoned with and one that defies all odds.
We are floor catching, numb walking, stair falling, wall holding, nap taking Multiple Sclerosis superheroes…here to the rescue!