Do you want some good news?  Dr Becky Thomas and the physical therapy assistant students from Bryant Stratton College will be returning on Wednesdays again starting tomorrow.  They will be here to help you and we will be there to teach them about MS and how it affects us.  This has been a win / win situation for everyone.  Welcome back Becky and students!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to all our volunteers.  It’s truly a blessing to have you here helping us week after week, year after year.  It’s amazing that we’ve had such dedicated volunteers for all these years.  Thank YOU!

We’ll be getting together again from 9:00am – noon on Wednesday and Friday morning at the gym.  I hope you’ll join us!

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We realize the virus is not gone yet.  In fact, the numbers are very concerning again.  Many of us have either had COVID or have been vaccinated or both.  With the numbers going up, we have more people wearing masks again.  Thank you for doing that!

At this time, 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 wish we didn’t have to worry about it but it’s reality at this time.

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!

It looks like we’ll have nice weather for our Friday morning bike ride again this week.  As we get into the fall, every week we get to ride together is a bonus.  We’ll continue riding as long as the weather is 45 degrees or higher @ 7:00am and it’s not raining.  I hope you’ll join us!

We had a great ride again last Friday 😊

I still find it amazing that so many people get up really early to be at the park and ready to ride on Friday mornings by 7:00am.  Keep in mind, other than our volunteers, these are all people living with MS.

With the people that join us, we can’t hardly help but to have a lot of laughs and fun 😊

We have a lot of variety of bikes from hand cycles to tandems to trikes tied together to e-trikes to e-bikes to road bikes.  All ages ride too!  It’s fun to ride with a 79 year old living with MS who never throught he’d be doing this, wouldn’t you agree?

I think many of us would agree.  First of all, living with MS wasn’t our plan much less riding bikes with such close and loving friends wasn’t our plan either.  God is with us and works through all of us in His own way.  Many Blessings!

I’m so thankful each of you join us even if it’s not easy, which I know it isn’t.  It’s fun to hear Susie talk about her riding experiences on her new e-bike.

By the way, it’s ok if your kids think you’re going overboard.  Deep down, they’re really happy you’re getting out there and have such good friends who also have challenges with their MS.  So many genuinely happy smiles!  That’s making the best of our lives and challenges of living with MS.  I love it!

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 and I will 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😊.

Ricky Heldt will be here 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 when Ricky does his magic to you.  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.

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
Passcode: keepmoving

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
Passcode: 3qP2hu
Phone:   1-312-626-6799
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!