“Walking on thin ice.” – Readers Write

“Walking on thin ice.” – Readers Write – Letter to the Editor

Elaine Russell

From the moment that I saw my first ice show, I wanted to be a figure skater. By the age of 10 I was skating in local ice shows. I turned professional at 18, and coached when I was in college.

But that was back then.

I was diagnosed with MS in 1989. I have been married for 15 years and we have two daughters, Jasmine and Desiree. My body has changed dramatically since then. I now am unable to walk unassisted.

There was a time in my life when I was bitter and hateful. But over the years I have grown a lot. I am now completing my autobiography, “Walking on Thin Ice.” Who knows, maybe a cure for MS will be found and I will skate again.

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