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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive, autoimmune, often disabling disease that damages the nerves in the central nervous system. This damage blocks messages between the brain and the body and can lead to multiple problems to include vision, balance and muscle control. It affects approximately 1 million adults in the US, one of which is my guest Kristin Hartness, Executive Director, Canines for Disabled Kids. Kristin candidly shares her personal journey with this disease, the challenges, triumphs and steadfast determination to be independent with the help of her mobility, weight bearing service dog “Asha.” Listen, be inspired and learn as she shares information on MS, the role of service dogs in helping those with disabilities and how she is using her own experience, knowledge and passion through her work at Canines for Disabled Kids to help others stay independent to achieve their goals.