My name is Margaret and I am in my late 20’s. I was raised by my grandparents because of situations that may or may not have happened. I have decided that I am not going to dwell on the things that happened when I was younger because they can’t be changed now so there is no reason to get upset or mad about them.
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was 15. I can remember the day that doctor told us what was finally wrong with me. I was glad to know what was wrong with me but scared because I didn’t know anything about the disease or know what it would do. I get asked what would I tell someone who just got diagnosed. The one thing that helped me is learning all I can about the disease. To this day I still am learning stuff about it and the more that I learn the less scary to becomes.
I placed my daughter for adoption when I was 20. I chose adoption because I wanted to have two parents. I didn’t know if I could ever give her two parents. Also I didn’t know what the MS is going to do and didn’t want her to be raised by my grandparents. They raised my brother and I it wasn’t fair for them to be raising there great grandchild as well. People may not agree with me but I know it was the right thing for her and me!
I currently live just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah with my grandparents.