Carly Paradise

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Carly Paradise – West View, PA

I was diagnosed with MS in July 2020 after my left arm and leg went numb and weak. I didn’t think I was ever going to recover, and life was going to be even harder than it was before as I was already a full time working, single mother of a wonderful 9-year-old boy. 

Painting has always been a small hobby of mine for the last several years. I just never felt like I had the time to do it on top of all my daily tasks. 

Since being diagnosed with MS, I have recovered to almost 100%, but I realized I needed to make some lifestyle changes in order to live a normal, healthy life and still be able to keep up on all my responsibilities. With those changes, my life seems happier and healthier than I ever was before, also allowing more time for the things I enjoy.

Lotus and Lillipad
Lotus and Lillipad