If ever there was a “poster child” for the fact that with some perseverance, energy and passion, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis doesn’t have to completely slow you down, it’s Sandee Walling. Even though she admittedly gets in situations where she needs a little help here and there (she says that was tough because of how independent she’s always been), it’s evident that Sandee is as vibrant and active as ever, and she is much loved in the community because of it.

Sandee was honored at the 2014 MS Gala for the Rocky Mountain MS Center, and she and her sons Christopher and Jonathan were on hand to thank supporters and give kudos to Dr. Timothy Vollmer, medical director, whom Sandee credits with making an incredible difference in her life and countless others.

Co-Chairs Terri Fisher and Gayle Novak thanked everyone for attending, and CEO Gina Berg was equally thankful for the efforts of guests, volunteers, staff and supporters. Board Chair Paul Wisor also gave a speech about how he got involved and how honored he is to be a part of the effort.

Guests enjoyed a scrumptious dinner, live auction by auctioneer Jim Berz and danced the rest of the night away to the Tripping Griswolds.

It is encouraging that there are some cutting edge treatments and therapies for those with MS, so that hopefully we can say we understand and can beat the condition.

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center is to improve the quality of life of individuals and their families living with MS and related neurological diseases through care, support, education and research. They are a Colorado-based nonprofit dedicated to changing the way we think about and treat MS in order to protect the futures of those living with the disease.