MS & Me: MS – Managing Self with Dawn Melanie
Tonight’s guest Dawn Melanie, international and domestic audit consultant and figure competitor. When MS threatened to end her competitive fitness career, Dawn took it back with management of her disease along with bodybuilding, fitness, and healthy eating.
MS & Me is a caller Q&A and featured guest show focusing on day to day living with multiple sclerosis.
Host Erika Lyons Richardson has had Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus since childhood. Her PRMS went misdiagnosed for many years taking her eyesight several times and causing two strokes. She is the mother to two special needs sons, David & Ethan, who teach her every day how to stand up to life’s challenges. Her experience as a former admin for the Lupus Foundation group led her to co-found SLE & ME, Erika’s Health Warriors; MS, Lupus & Me; as well as her work with Heather’s MS Family, Shezza & Her Amazing Warriors!, MSPals, writing articles for MS websites and her awareness videos on the MS & Me YouTube channel. Although she is wheelchair bound and living with advanced MS, Erika lives a purposeful and active life.
Host of MS & Me Jessica Bias knows autoimmune disease all too well. Diagnosed with RRMS back in 2010, this young mother also lives with Lupus. Her family has a long history living with autoimmune disease including MS. Jessica stays active coaching her daughter Emma’s softball team and loves outdoor sports. Jessica’s work with Heather’s MS Family brought her together with Erika and they have worked on the many MS & Me groups, pages, outreach programs, social media and radio show since 2016.
UK Correspondent Shirley Benjamin
Co-host Ted Michel