Having a neurodegenerative illness that cannot be cured has given me the best gift I could ever ask for, strength and meeting the most inspirational and brightest people with disabilities in Ireland and abroad. Yes, they might “be different” in the eyes of many, but they showed me that not everything in life has a price or a tag. They taught me that disability is about misinterpreted ability because they help other people with or without disabilities within their communities in a time when their government shows signs of deliberate discrimination.
“You have done so much despite your difficulties for which I admire you. Not everybody would be so positive.”
(Gilenya/Fingolimod medication refusal by the Health Department; Senator David Norris; 2013)
“Ahh Billie thank you so very very much for all this information, Thank you again, you are one in an MS million, such an inspiration.”
Positive MS News August 2014, August 31st, 2014
“Your blog just blew me away. I am glad that you are able to overcome your illness and inspire others with your experience, thoughts and ideas. Stay cool and am looking forward to reading more of your blogs. Thank you.”
(Olet Saturno; June 2nd 2013; Google+)