Brittany Quiroz “A Hot MS”
Though she struggled with balance for years, Brittany Quiroz was stunned when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2019. Brittany knew she could easily spiral into depression.
So she focused on advocacy and connecting with others living with MS instead. One of the hardest things Brittany has dealt with is comparing her old life to her new reality.
But she’s determined to continue to find ways to enjoy what she loves.
And that’s how she gets through life with MS: by keeping a positive attitude, even when it’s really hard. Perception is everything, she says. “If you’re gonna look at all the negative, that’s all you’re going to see.” Instead, Brittany has accepted that MS is the hand she’s been dealt, and she can only change the way she reacts.
“This means that I have to do things a little bit differently,” she says. With a positive outlook, “you are going to be a billion times more successful at finding new adaptive ways of continuing to allow yourself to be you.”