More MS news articles for March 2001

Difficulties Can Strengthen, MS Luncheon Told

Sunday, March 11, 2001
The Salt Lake Tribune

A motivational speaker with a mentally handicapped daughter and with multiple sclerosis herself, Tamera Hall told nearly 300 people attending Saturday's Women Against MS luncheon that life isn't fair -- for anyone. "So don't take it personally."
Hall pointed out that the only guarantee in life is that no one gets out of it without a difficult challenge. It is those dark times, however, that "pull our lives together," she said.
Philip G. McCarthey, a Salt Lake Tribune manager who founded the annual luncheon three years ago, noted the Utah chapter of the National MS Society provides services for about 3,500 Utahns who have multiple sclerosis.
"MS taught me to play the game by my own rules," said Hall, noting that one of those rules was slowing down her hectic life as a writer, national speaker and business person to make time for what's important in life. "And the best things in life aren't things."