I founded the Carnival of MS Bloggers in 2007 to connect the growing MS Blogging Community. My vision was to become the central hub where bloggers could find each other and to feature a collection of independent patient voices.

As larger MS organizations have also begun to feature patient voices on their own websites in recent years, the Carnival of MS Bloggers is no longer the single driving force in serving this wonderful community. For that we should all be grateful.

Thank you for continuing to support me in this one-person labor of love over the years. As of now, I will be taking a break from hosting the Carnival of MS Bloggers.

Please feel free to continue to email me to alert me to new MS blogs to add to the comprehensive MS Blogging Community index.

Sincerely,
Lisa Emrich

Friday, August 17, 2012

Carnival of MS Bloggers #121

Welcome to the Carnival of MS Bloggers, a bi-weekly compendium of thoughts and experiences shared by those living with multiple sclerosis.
 
Good Friends: In Sickness and Health

Sunday, I had the pleasure of meeting with two MS blogger friends in Denver for breakfast.  Pictured below are Sherry from Word Salads, myself (Lisa) from Brass and Ivory, and Nadja from Living! With MS

Sherry, Lisa, and Nadja.  Breakfast in Denver.  August 2012.
Since beginning Brass and Ivory five years ago in August 2007 and the Carnival of MS Bloggers in January 2008, I have had the distinct privilege of meeting some absolutely wonderful people living with MS. 

Joan, Lisa, and Jen.  Lunch in Delaware.  April 2010.
Diane, Webster, Rob, Lisa, Jen, Gretchen, Jen's Mom.  Coffee in Seattle.  June 2010.
Lisa and Cathy.  MS Cruise to Alaska.  June 2010.
Jen and Lisa.  Weekend in New Jersey.  October 2010.
Lisa Emrich
Lisa speaking at ePatient Connections Conference.  Philadelphia.  September 2010.
Patient Leader Panel at BlogWorld Expo.  Las Vegas.  October 2010.
2010 was a big year for meeting bloggers and speaking at conferences.  Unfortunately, I didn't get pictures of some of the meetings with MSers I attended in 2011.

Lisa, Jen, Cathy, Daria.  Lunch in New Jersey.  August 2011.
Kelly (RA Warrior), Lisa, ePatient Dave.  Philadelphia.  September 2011.
2012 has been very busy - from blogging at the NMSS Public Policy Conference to traveling to Zurich to represent international MS patients. 
Lee and Lisa.  National MS Society Public Policy Conference, Washington, D.C.  March 2012.
International MS Patient Summit: Living and Working with MS.  Zurich, Switzerland.  May 2012.
Jennifer, Lisa, and Ann.  The Walking Gallery.  Washington, D.C.  June 2012.
Michael and Lisa.  Coffee in Washington, D.C.  June 2012.
Thank you so much for opening your homes and hearts throughout the past five years.  I am so grateful to be a part of this MS community and to have so many wonderful MS friends.  I wonder what will be in store for 2013.


This concludes the 121st edition of the Carnival.  The next Carnival of MS Bloggers will be hosted here on August 30, 2012. Please remember to submit a post (via email) from your blog of which you are particularly proud, or which you simply want to share, by noon on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

Thank you.

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