ms-climber.jpgA decade after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), Lori Schneider completed her historic quest to scale the highest peak on every continent, concluding with the most difficult, Mount Everest.

Climbing Everest is a challenge for anyone – even if they are young and in the peak of health – but the 53-year-old from Wisconsin is the first person with MS ever to reach the summit.

The real achievement, she says, is that in coming to terms with MS and the possibility that she may one day lose her mobility, she has been able to face down her fears.

Read her story at the BBC or in her hometown paper, the Milwaukee Journal. 

Watch the documentary video below… You can also join Lori on Facebook.

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