Paris Book Festival Runner Up Best How-To Book
London Book Festival Honorable Mention
Reader’s Favorite International Book Award Finalist
Life changing events bring out a super power that each of us needs to survive. Many look to their faith, families, friends, and each of them—in their own way—provide a strength that bonds into a shield of protection that allows surviving the unthinkable. This amazing story shows how absolutely tough those afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis have to be. Multiple Sclerosis is an insidious disease that affects 200,000 to 3 million people per year around the world. Lisa McCombs writes her personal experience with “no holds barred” to help others and their families cope with MS. Touching, heart wrenching, and yes, even humorous at times, this is a book you won’t easily forget, and you will see Lisa’s super power shining through.
What People Say
“I absolutely love how every symptom is explained. While reading this book I shook my head in agreement with every word. Those of us with MS are fighters, strong and will never give up. This book is a must-have to share with lovedones to gain a better understanding about this monster. Thank you, Lisa, for letting us have a peek into your life and explaining what so many of go through. Stay strong, my MS sister.” —LESLIE HILLBURN, We’re Not Drunk We Have MS
“With I Have MS: What’s Your Super Power?, Lisa McCombs lays it all out—the sudden attacks, the mistaken assumptions of the public, the setbacks large and small—and she does it with unblinking frankness. As someone who has wrestled with the MonSter for 30 years, I recognize my own life in her very personal stories. Lisa does as people with MS must: accentuate the positive to defang the MonSter!” —GEOFFREY CAMERON FULLER, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning editor
This is the best thing you have written to date!
—Patsy A. Myers, award winning WV reading instructor
Sarah Stuart for Readers’ Favorite –
I Have MS. What’s Your Super Power? This is a book by a sufferer of Multiple Sclerosis, Lisa A. McCombs. It is her personal story, written to help fellow sufferers and their families. It explains how the disease once caused those whose immune systems come under its attack to be locked in asylums, and that it is still not recognised as widely as it should be. She goes on to describe current treatments, their usefulness and side effects, and her own way of tackling living with Multiple Sclerosis. “Suicide is not an option.”
Lisa A. McCombs has written a book that is informative, encouraging and, incredibly, carries the reader to the end on a wave of humour. “My neighbor had MS. He died last week”. This is: “I Have MS. What’s Your Super Power?” MS is the invader and the author is the Super Hero. She describes the symptoms and their tragic effects on quality of life and relationships in detail. Initial diagnosis brought fear. Where many crumble, given the appalling prognosis, Ms McCombs fought to control the disease, to keep her six-month-old son, and to return to teaching, and she is still fighting. Her weapon of choice is common sense, aided by online research into all her medication, the alternatives, and ways to keep her mobility. She has included numerous useful reference sources, and the results of a survey she conducted on Facebook. The survey reveals both the diversity of the ways sufferers are afflicted, and how many of their problems are shared.
It is a brave book by a very determined lady. It offers a great deal of practical advice to those attacked by the incurable disease, and should be mandatory reading for all who are in close contact with them. It is a book suitable to use in schools, and should be stocked by libraries worldwide. Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis is a must if funds needed to investigate this “invisible” disease properly are ever to be made available.