Alli’s Journey: A Sister’s Tribute

Alli’s Journey: A Sister’s Tribute

Anesa Hughes wanted to share this story with our Get Back UP Today community. It’s about her twin sister, Alli, whom she recently asked to be her maid of honor due to their strong bond and inseparable love. Read on to learn of Anesa’s fiancé’s additional surprise! My...
“Master of my Fate”: Jacopo Parizzi’s Story

“Master of my Fate”: Jacopo Parizzi’s Story

I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. I was a “normal” young Italian boy like every other young Italian boy: in love with soccer, pasta and holidays at seaside. I was, until the age of 8. I still remember the feelings; my feet were weaker than...
Raising a Son with a Rare Disease: The Clayton Journey

Raising a Son with a Rare Disease: The Clayton Journey

The following is a blog post written by Darla Clayton, the mother of TeamUP Co-Captain Trent Clayton. Both she and Trent have CCM, or Cerebral Cavernous Malformations, which is a rare genetic disease that causes brain and spinal tumors. Recently they took part in a...
“My Miracle Boy”: The Story of Tasha & Zak

“My Miracle Boy”: The Story of Tasha & Zak

After years of infertility I was elated to finally become pregnant naturally, and I breezed through my pregnancy without a single complication. I utterly glowed and loved every second of carrying Zak, my miracle baby, to term. Unfortunately, labour and delivery are...
Every Step Beats MS: Gene Caffrey’s Story

Every Step Beats MS: Gene Caffrey’s Story

My Multiple Sclerosis (MS) story started in November of 2009. I was competing in the 2009 Florida Ironman in Panama City, and after the first 1.2-mile lap of the swim I got out of the water and couldn’t feel my legs.  They went numb and had bad cramps. I thought it...
CMT Warrior: Laura Werlinger’s Story

CMT Warrior: Laura Werlinger’s Story

Hi!  My name is Laura Werlinger and I live in Jaffrey, New Hampshire with my husband John and my dog Dexter.  I am a recovery coach/peer recovery specialist for a recovery center and am working on obtaining my Certified Recovery Support Worker certification from the...