When Your Life Hits Bottom…
February 3, 2010 By
In 2006, Cami Walker was in her early thirties, living in San Francisco with her fiancé, immersed in a job she found challenging but enjoyable. Aside from the occasional tingling and numbness in her limbs, and fatigue that several doctors swore was just stress, she loved her life.
A month after her wedding, her symptoms became unbearable. She lost the use of her hands, then her vision in one eye. I took many tests before she was told that she had Multiple Sclerosis.
For this new bride, with growing physical challenges and unable to work at a career she loved, this was no small challenge. After two years with various specialists, constanct medical ideas, there was no relief and new chronic pain that was unusual for an MS patient.
What she did will give you something to think about.
Fortunately, Cami had a friend, a spiritual teacher, Mbali, a South African Medicine Woman. As Cami told her story, Mbali interrupted her pity party and said, you are totally feeding the disease, focus outward! “Wake up every morning and focus on what you are capable of. For the next 29 days give someone in your life a gift.”
Cami was pessimistic at first. However, as she continued with all that the medical community knew, the MS progressed.
Finally, with her symptoms continuing to worsen, Cami decided to give Mbali’s idea a try.She reached out with her first gift, a call to a friend who also had MS.What started as an experiment is now a book, 29 Days, a website with 10, 000 members in 47 countries and in the process, her MS has changed.
Cami Walker has continued her own giving cycle every month since.