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Multiple Sclerosis: An Unintended Motivator for First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Deidre Hill Butler

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Former First Lady, Michelle Obama and I have a direct connection; we both have first-hand knowledge of a parent who battled multiple sclerosis (MS). This parent set examples of resilience on a daily basis through their constant striving to nurture and contribute to family and community. This essay highlights the struggle with MS as a motivator to our parenting style and avenues of our civic engagement.

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Butler, D.H. (2018). Multiple Sclerosis: An Unintended Motivator for First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Deidre Hill Butler. In: Duster, M., Seniors, P., Thevenin, R. (eds) Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92468-7_30

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