Shelley Peterman Schwarz has lived with multiple sclerosis, (MS) for more than 30 years. Wife, mother of two preschoolers, and teacher of the Deaf, at the time of her diagnosis, Schwarz saw the disease begin to unravel her life. Today, despite having lost abilities, (she has no use of her legs and limited use of her hands and arms), she leads a very full and happy life. Her journey of self-discovery and triumph over the many challenges she has faced, and continues to face, has taught her valuable life lessons about what truly matters.
Today, she uses her life experiences to help people live a complete life when chronic illness threatens to pull it apart. She is the author of 6 books and more than 500 articles that provide practical lifestyle information, strategic problem solving, and motivation for people who want to regain control in their lives despite their chronic illness.