Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66“I Feel Like I Can be Myself” Kevin and Nancy Munger talked about taking a cruise to the Caribbean for their 10th wedding anniversary, but when Nancy saw that the MSF Cruise for a Cause was heading out to Alaska, their plans changed. Nancy, who has MS, thought she’d be more comfortable in Alaska than in the heat of the Caribbean, and attending the programs and workshops would be a nice bonus. Nancy used to attend support group meetings in her hometown, but there is no longer a group in her area. So, when she read the itinerary for the Alaska cruise, she couldn’t help but jump at the opportunity to meet new people. “I feel comfortable with people who have MS because I feel like I can be myself,” Nancy said. “If I go to a wedding or something, people will often look at me when I use a cane, but here I feel like I’m not alone. If I am having problems with my speech, for example, people here don’t think anything of it. I am amongst immediate friends.” “There’s been a million highlights. Just talking and meeting new people,” Nancy said. “Seeing a bear from the train in Skagway was great!” The Mungers also appreciated learning more about the programs and services that the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides. “The cruise has been a wonderful experience,” Kevin said. “We met lots of new people and exchanged email addresses. We will definitely keep in touch with our new friends.” 35 MSFocus Summer 2016 World MS Day at Sea Although we were at sea onWorld MS Day on May 25, 2016, cruisers in our group celebrated, helping to spread MS awareness by posing with their orange emojis in support of a campaign partnership between David Osmond and the MSF. The initiative encouraged those with MS to post their emojis on David’s website for all to see. On the last evening of the cruise, a cocktail reception was held to cap off a week of education, exciting activities, and camaraderie. During the event, many attendees exchanged their contact information, promising to keep in touch, and talked about how they couldn’t wait for the next Cruise for a Cause. SEA STORIES: Tales from Our Cruise Kevin and Nancy Munger Plaistow, N.H.