I am Carolyne Marshall - a person with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
But I am much more than a person with MS - I am a mother, a friend, a sister, and a daughter. I am a meteorologist, a scientist, an artist, and an animal lover. I love to laugh, and laugh as much as I can in my life. I can be serious, and sometimes I love a good cry. I cry when I am happy; I cry when I am sad; I even cry when I am angry. I am a stand-up comedian wannabe; I am a serious researcher of life. I am an avid reader of books; a mystery lover; and a lover of antiquities, myths, legends, and lore.
I am a full-fledged Canadian who will always consider Calgary, Alberta, as my home town - it is the place where I grew up, both literally and figuratively. I have lived in Vancouver, British Columbia; in Montreal, Quebec (and yes, I speak French as well as English); in Toronto, Ontario; in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, (where I became a bona fide country music convert); and after various moves around Canada as a meteorologist, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I absolutely love every part of Canada - but there is some mysterious "je ne sais quoi" about Nova Scotia that calls to my heart and makes it my home.
I am the daughter of a woman who also had multiple sclerosis.
I am Carolyne Marshall - a person who has relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. But my MS does not have me.