Kimberly Muffie is a physician's assistant at Blair Gastroenterology in Altoona. Her symptoms led her to figure out that she had MS shortly after graduating as a PA. That was about 16 years ago.
She says, "I really could have let it crush me. I had to take a second step and say okay, you know what, this isn't going to define me. I'm going to define it. Whatever's meant to be, will be . "
Muffie says money raised by the local chapter of the National MS Society also helps improve the daily lives of patients, who aren't as healthy as she is. The group will be holding its Return to Romance Fundraiser Saturday February 9, at the Calvin House in Altoona. It's not too late to buy a ticket.