Hi there! My name is Christie and I am a number crunching photographer who loves riding really, really fast on my bicycle. I happen to live with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and write about it on my blog, The Lesion Journals (http://thelesionjournals.blogspot.com). Although those pesky lesions cause a certain amount of grief, I always try to write posts that are positive, funny, inspiring, helpful and supportive. I also participate in several MS online communities including the National MS Society’s MS Connection.org, WEGO Health Network, Health Central and I am a featured patient advocate on MultipleSclerosis.net which debuted earlier this year. My good friend Mel and I collaborated with WEGO Health to create the video ‘How to stay positive with MS’ on wegohealthTV . It’s a must see! In early 2012, I was featured in Woman’s Day magazine when I wrote, ‘A New Normal: Getting a Handicap Sign’ about making the decision to get a disabled parking placard. My blog was voted one of The Best MS Blogs of 2013 and 2012 by Healthline and I was a finalist in the 2011 Wego Health Activist Awards (aw, shucks). When not crunching numbers or writing, I can be found traveling, taking photos, fueling my unnatural addiction to notebooks and training for the Bike MS event (Go Team Luca!). I live in sunny California with my life partner and our cat called Hans.
The Willows, CA
I’m a Patient Leader