Posted on May 25th, 2011
Lori Schneider became the first person with MS to climb Mount Everest, reaching the summit on World MS Day 2009.
Lori was diagnosed with MS in 1999 after the left half of her body became numb. The numbness progressed and she was told that she would be in a wheelchair very soon. With treatment, her symptoms abated and she was able to continue climbing mountains. In July this year, Lori will lead a group of people with MS and others up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
This year, while attending World MS Day events in Paris, Lori climbed the 1665 stairs of the Eiffel Tower. Go Lori!