Women Against MS

By Julie Montanaro
September 28, 6:30pm

There were some uplifting words Thursday for hundreds of men and women in Tallahassee who battle Multiple Sclerosis.

Those words came from Cheryl Chatman, a wife and mother of two who lost her eyesight to MS 16 years ago.

She travels the country with the help of her husband, Len, to share her now famous philosophy: "You can't be pitiful and powerful at the same time. Choose to be powerful."

"We have research now that the national MS society is doing, so we have hope now that one day we're getting closer and closer and closer to a cure," said Chatman, "but until then let's live the best lives possible each and every day."

There are nearly 10,000 men and women in north Florida who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

This annual luncheon helps to raise money for research and services and has raised more than $130,000 in the past few years.