Go Bucks! Big game tonight 😊
We’ll be getting together from again from 9:00am – noon on Wednesday and Friday at the gym. I hope you’ll join us!
When you see Todd, ask him about his 110 mile handcycle ride this past weekend. I vividly remember when Todd first started coming here 8 years ago. Wow! He’s turned into quite the athlete despite living with primary progressive MS for all these years. He works hard at staying ahead of it and continues to make progress with it each year. That’s not the normal course for progressive MS. This is his second 100+ mile ride this summer.
Thank you so much Todd for sharing your journey with us. You’re an inspiration to all of us and we’re all learning from you. You’re showing us that we CAN make progress with our MS…even primary progressive MS.
It seems like quite a few of you are going through other health challenges in addition to MS right now. Please know that we’re here for you as you go through your challenges and recovery. We are looking forward to you getting back with us soon. Stay strong, stay positive; better days are ahead!
Last Friday, we showed John’s new fundraising video. Did you see it yet? It’s awesome! He features Adam this year and inspires us himself. Here’s a link in case you haven’t seen it yet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgG7Z9h8SCs&t=5s
We also showed the awesome video that Dr Becky Thomas had made by Craig a couple weeks ago. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96kbvSzgEMU&t=244s
Just for the heck of it, do you want to see a picture of a turkey we had in our backyard this morning? He was trying to dance. Cal is wearing off on me with taking pictures…that’s a good thing. I just happened to be taking a picture of the turkey when he did his little dance. Just thought I would share.
We realize the virus is not gone yet. Many of us have either had COVID or have been vaccinated. We’re leaving wearing a mask up to you to make good decisions. If you have concerns, please wear a mask. Either way, please be respectful. Thank you for being so understanding, cooperative and respectful through this entire pandemic. I’m thankful we’re getting through it.
One of the most important things you can do is to stay home if you have any symptoms or know you’ve been exposed to someone with the virus. Please don’t come until your symptoms go away. Let’s also give each other some space when talking to one another and continue wiping the machines down before and after you use them with disinfectant. Let’s stay safe!
Ricky Heldt will be back on Wednesday and Friday again this week doing Tai Massage. Many of you have reported making great progress with chronic pain relief, range of motion, walking better and a new sense of hope. Please keep in mind that consistency is key. We need consistency to realize the benefits long term. That’s why we’re having Ricky here both Wednesday and Friday mornings. We want you to have long term relief. Ricky will have a sign up sheet based on first come first served. You can pick the time slot that works for you. I highly encourage you to take advantage of Ricky’s Tai Massages each day and sign up for your time slot as soon as you get there.
It looks like we should have nice weather for our Friday morning bike ride again this week. I hope you’ll join us!
We’ll be meeting Friday morning at 7:00am at Nettesheim Park in Pewaukee. It’s on the SE corner of Hwy SS and Oak Street. The GPS address is: N26W27495 Prospect Ave, Pewaukee, WI 53072. Come a little early so you can get your bike out of your car and be ready to ride as close to 7:00 as possible. We’ll ride until about 8:45.
If you need me to bring a trike or a tandem for you, please let me know as soon as you can so I can bring them.
If you’d like to ride but don’t know how you’d do it, please let me know. We’ll do our best to figure out a way to get you riding. We get pretty creative😊.
The National MS Society’s MS Bike ride is only two weeks away from this weekend…August 7th. Our Peppy Pedalers Team is coming along nicely again.
- We have 66 people sign up on our team so far. If you’re not signed up yet, please sign up
- We have 13 people with MS riding on our team. To me, that’s amazing!
- We’ve raised $37,103.00 so far
It’ll be a good time and we are raising funds for the National MS Society which is important for us to continue supporting. The National MS Society funds critical research and programs for all of us living with MS. Let’s do our part by riding in the ride together and inviting our families and friends to join us. For all of you who wish they could ride but can’t, we’re riding for you. We need to get this MS thing figured out.
Here’s a link to our Peppy Pedaler’s Team page: https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=9627
You can join our team from this link
Here’s a link to my personal page:
You can read my story and make a donation from this link
Last week, our prayer group was once again…powerful! I just love the way we share, pray together and witness prayers being answered weekly. Thanks goes to God and to everyone that joins us.
Our prayer group will be in person at the gym as well as on zoom this week at 11:00am on Wednesday. We’ll get together and share, talk, listen, give thanks and pray however God leads us.
MS – Just Keep Moving Prayer Group
Wednesdays @ 11:00am
Join Zoom Meeting with this link
Meeting ID: 826 8955 7013
We had a fun call with Adam again this afternoon on his inspirational zoom call. We’ll be doing it again next Tuesday. Please join us if you can…thank you!
Inspirational Humor with Adam Wollert
Tuesdays @ 1:30PM
Here’s the link to join us…I hope you do!
Join Zoom Meeting with this link
Meeting ID: 943 138 9152
Meeting ID: 943 138 9152
I encourage you to share a smile with someone. Perhaps you could give someone a call that you haven’t talked with for a while just to see how they’re doing. We all could use a little extra love and encouragement during these times.
MS is tough. Let’s stay calm, focused, healthy, flexible, have faith and learn as much as we can about the challenges of each day as we make good choices. Better days are ahead.
In God We Trust!