Jasmin’s world was turned upside down after she was diagnosed with MS. She spent months in the hospital, shuttling between the intensive care and physical rehabilitation units where she had to relearn basic life skills, such as walking, bathing, eating and tying shoes. Despite these challenges, Jasmin never lost hope that she would make it through.
Leaning on her family and friends, her “village”, Jasmin found support to adapt to her new life. Her mother helped with transportation to appointments and daily tasks, such as taking showers and using the bathroom.
When her MS caused migraines, leg weakness, and poor eyesight, her village came to her aid and helped with childcare and meals.
“The most humbling thing about battling MS is having to ask for help. I was always a top student who went above and beyond. I never asked for help. I was the one offering to help. This was a complete change for me. But my village has helped me in every single way,” she said.
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