Lori Schneider Interview: MS Didn't Stop Her Everest

Lori SchneiderIn 1999, at the age of forty-three, Lori Schneider awoke with numbness in over 50 percent of her body. Two months later, her entire body was numb. She had Multiple Sclerosis - MS.

MS is a disease that attacks the central nervous system, and often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years, because the symptoms come and go.

Lori had been experiencing symptoms of numbness and tingling for 10 years prior to that total body attack. Doctors told her that it was rapidly progressing and she could be in a wheelchair some day.

“It scared me. I was really afraid that my physical life was over,” Lori said.

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