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The Promenade With Me Podcast is taking a small break. It will return on Wednesday 21st June 2017. #PWMPodcast
Imagine this. You’re at the supermarket buying some groceries and suddenly, you no longer can walk without some assistance. Your balance starts to waiver as your muscles weaken…
This is a reality for many suffering with Multiple Sclerosis. MS affects approximately 23,000 Australians, with an estimated 2.5 million diagnosed worldwide. There is no cure for MS and sadly, every year the number of people diagnosed increases by 4%.
My beautiful friend and mentor, Dianne Yoong lives with this auto-immune disease. She also suffers from Brugada Syndrome, a rare genetic heart condition. However, if you’re in her presence you’d never know. She’s incredibly resilient, intelligent and optimistic. She’s one incredible case manager (specialising in child protection). She’s a wonderful wife, foster carer, mum and grandmother. Even more surprisingly she’s quite the daredevil.
She’s ventured on two incredible expeditions with her husband and teenage daughter. In 2015 she sailed down Australia’s longest river, the tumultuous Murray River. In 2016 she stepped it up by heading to the top of Australia, spending time on the Tiwi Islands, living off the land, fighting off crocodiles as she hunted for food.
With World MS Day around the corner (the 31st May to be exact), I interviewed Dianne about her mission, adventurous spirit and passionate perspective on life and all its wonders.
PS. You can also listen to my podcast via iTunes and TuneIn. Fun fact. You can actually subscribe to my podcast, and if you do, it will appear higher up on iTunes’ charts. Yep, that’s right. The more people who do this (especially on iTunes), the easier it is for other newbies to find it. And by subscribing you’re essentially a VIP. How you say? Well in short you’re alerted when each new episode drops. Who wouldn’t want that!
PSS. Have an interviewee in mind or a topic you’d like me to cover? We’d love to hear from you! Simply send your email to [email protected] or alternatively tag me on Twitter @promenadewithme, using the hashtag #PWMPodcast.
Gianna Lucas xx