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Jennifer Brach

Walden, NY

Entry Photo for Jennifer Brach - Walden, NY

I’ve had MS for 22 years, which is half of my life, and in all that time I’ve rarely complained. However, in recent years the MS has progressed and now I am homebound. That’s because I use a power wheelchair but I don’t have a vehicle to transport it.
There are so many things people take for granted. I can’t go to the bank by myself. I can’t take myself to a medical appointment. I miss being able to run to the grocery store. These are little things, but they mean a lot.
I just want my independence back. I want to be able to explore the world, even if that means just being able to go visit a friend or roll around a local park. I can’t imagine what it would be like to just roll out of my house, enter a van and be able to see something other than my bedroom walls. It would be life-changing and a dream come true.