Multiple Sclerosis: Montel Williams and MS (cont.)
I cannot suggest anyone break the law. In the state of New York where I live, unfortunately, we do not have a medicinal marijuana law. But about nine months ago, I sat with the district attorney of Manhattan, District Attorney Morgenthal, at a press conference where he himself came forward in support of medicinal marijuana. At that press conference I stated unequivocally, that until the law changes, I guess I'll be breaking the law every day in the state of New York.
BodyChange , which is the name of my fitness book, was born out of the exercise routines I worked on for about two years to help me with some of my symptoms. And I'm about to begin writing another book about fitness to help refine those exercises even more.
As she turned to walk away from me she said, "But, I've got to tell you one thing. You really do make it hard on us sometimes."
I said, "What do you mean, what are you talking about?"
"My husband says to me, all the time, why can't you be like Montel? He goes to work and he's dealing with this, why can't you be like him?"
I decided to write this book, because I realized that most people out there only know the one-hour-a-day me, and they don't see any weakness whatsoever. I wrote this book so people understand that I'm not Superman. For me, like everybody else that has this illness, it is an everyday thing. Sometimes every hour of the day, but you know what? I decided somebody's got to be in it, and if it's me, I'm in it to win it.
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