Spread the Word: Moving Forward in the Face of Obstacles

Selections from MSAA’s Lending Library

Stumble to Rise: My Life Surviving and Thriving with MS book coverStumble to Rise: My Life Surviving and Thriving with MS

by Gina Whitlock Fletcher
Rise Up Publishing | MSAA Book #434

This book tells the story of how author Gina Whitlock Fletcher has struggled, taken control, and maintained a mostly joyful perspective in spite of the daily challenges she faces since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 23 years ago. For all those who are struggling to overcome what may be devastating realities in their lives, Gina hopes to inspire them to keep moving forward. Within just a few days of launching her book in March 2019, Stumble to Rise hit the Amazon bestseller list in the MS category. Examples of chapter titles include “The Adventure Begins,” “Building a Toolbox,” “Getting Behind the Wheel,” and “Time to Rise.”

Other Selections from MSAA’s Lending Library


Caregivers and Personal AssistantsCaregivers and Personal Assistants

by Alfred H. DeGraff
MSAA Book #391

A helpful guide on how to recruit, screen, and manage the people who assist you or your loved one.

MS and Your FeelingsMS and Your Feelings

by Allison Shadday
MSAA Book #370

The author, a psychotherapist and MS patient, offers effective coping strategies for dealing with emotions. Includes a chapter for caregivers.

Exercise and MS book coverExercise and Multiple Sclerosis

by Brad Hamler
MSAA Book #351

Easy-to-follow exercises to improve common symptoms, especially fatigue and mobility.

Love Me NowLove Me Now

by Joanne T. Amoroso
MSAA Book #432

Guidance and encouragement for loved ones of chronically ill individuals. A 2019 International Book Award winner.

To borrow books featured in this column or any other book in MSAA’s Lending Library, please visit mymsaa.org/library to view a list of books available and to complete a form. When ordering a book, please reference the book number listed. Readers may also call MSAA at (800) 532-7667 for more information. MSAA and its clients greatly appreciate any donations made to help build the Lending Library. Please send your book donations to: MSAA Lending Library, 375 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034