An Interview with Mom
Recorded August 30, 2016 Archived August 30, 2016 22:48 minutes
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DescriptionMy Mom is Brigitta Woodward, born and raised in Kalrsruhe, Germany, and 59 years young. My parents married in Germany when my mom was 32, and she left her life there to move to upstate New York with my siblings and dad. That's where I was born. My family moved to Virginia Beach when I was 2 years old, and that's where my mom raised us as a single parent since I was 9 years old. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2005, and she's been living with the disease for over 10 years. Her diagnosis has changed from the most common type, RRMS, to the most aggressive type, PRMS, during that time. Her illness has altered her life in countless ways, which make moments like these all the more special. No matter what MS may take from her, I can experience the heart, soul and spirit that my Mom is made out of, in little moments like this.