July 26, 2021
“Avoiding aids so you don’t look disabled? That’s human.
Using those aids to keep living and exploring life? That’s smart.”
I came across this quote several years back and it really struck a cord. I printed it out and taped it to my wall. I don’t think of myself as disabled or look like a typical disabled person (which pretty much doesn’t exist by the way) but there were times I realized I needed help with certain things.
A couple examples?
I use a leg brace to help if I need to walk longer distances or on uneven ground. I use a @thermapparel cooling vest and @koldtec cooling neck wrap to help me deal with heat sensitivity. These aids help keep active and for that I am forever grateful.
ThermApparel is currently doing a #ripupms challenge to show that even when you have MS you can still overcome challenges, whether big or small. They asked if I would make a video to show an obstacle I have overcome. I was happy to join them because they are great people, but more so because I know when I was first diagnosed I thought the worst- clearly it meant I was going to have to live a very sedentary life and was bound to end up in a wheelchair in a very short period of time. I’m thankful to say I have been able to keep active and work hard to stay as healthy as I can. I hope others see this, especially those newly diagnosed or struggling with mobility or keeping active, and it gives them
Watch Tiffany rip up heat, coordination, stamina, exercise, balance and standing up.
Watch Kim rip up the Arizona heat.
Watch Kurtis Kracke co-founder of ThermApparel explains how to do a Rip Up MS Challenge video.
#RIPUPMS WITH US NOW
Help us Create a Space for People to Share Tips, Learn, and Discuss MS and its Wide-ranging Difficulties.
ThermApparel and MS Fitness Challenge are joining forces to #RIPUPMS. We are helping by raising awareness, sharing techniques, and telling the world your stories of overcoming big and small obstacles that people living with MS face every day.
Because we know MS affects everyone differently, show the world how special you are. It's time to brag a little about your accomplishments. That's why we are laying down the gauntlet to YOU.
Step 1. WRITE DOWN 1 OBSTACLE you have overcome on the paper template below.
Step 2. MAKE A 30-SECOND VIDEO of you RIPPING-THAT-OBSTACLE-UP while explaining how you overcame it.
Step 3. POST YOUR VIDEO on your social media platforms using the unique and brand-new hashtag #RIPUPMS.
These videos will create a space for people to learn about the difficulties of MS, discuss tricks tips and give hope to others. But hurry because #RIPUPMS is only last through August 2021. Be sure to share your video with as many people as possible and encourage others to share their accomplishments so we can grow this community and health resource.
Remember, the obstacle doesn't need to be complicated; ANYTHING that is an obstacle to YOU in your life works; no obstacle is too big or small. Maybe it is blow-drying your hair, making dinner, going for a walk, or starting a fitness program. Get those VIDEOS posted to help #RIPUPMS with ThermApparel and the MS Fitness Challenge so everyone can live the best life possible.
Download the #RIPUPMS Template for your 30-second video.
Download the #RIPUPMS Instructions
Thank you from all of us at ThermApparel and the MS Fitness Challenge
ThermApparel is a small business making big waves in the heat sensitivity world by designing the first lightweight, comfortable and invisible cooling vest, UnderCool. Check us out online, on our blog, or on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Please let us know if you have any other questions or ideas in the comments below, we will follow up. You can always reach us via:
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