The Lesion Journals

Patient Leader

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 ( 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, WEGO Health Network, Health Central and I am a featured patient advocate on 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

Past Awards Participation

First Annual Health Activist Awards


Hilarious Health Activist

Third Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: Twitter Best Kept Secret Hilarious Health Activist Best in Show: Blog
The Lesion Journals

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