and sometimes paralysis, on half my body, so it didn’t take long before I could hardly walk. I was tired and weak, my body was failing, and all my symptoms were relapsing. I had no cold water to drink, and it was so hot I couldn't sleep at all. I was praying to God to not let me end up in the hospital. I had no money for a generator, and the only thought that came to mind was the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. After looking for a signal on my mobile phone for an hour and a half, I finally got through and spoke to Derrick Lee. I was sensing God's hand on me, and just dared to ask if there was some way the Foundation could help me out. Derrick said, “Yes. Let me talk to my supervisors and try to see how we can help you.” According to Derrick, “We knewwe needed to help Sayonara and people like her in Puerto Rico, but the challengewas that normal shipping was suspended, and delivery once something got to the island was completely stopped. At this point, not even the U.S. Postal Service was up and running. We reached out to several contacts and found that if we could get supplies to our friends at Fundación de Esclerosis Múltiple de Puerto Rico, they could help get them into the hands of the people. But how could we get them there? We kept trying, but we thought we would have to wait for normal service to resume. “After a few days, we caught a lucky break. A staff member and her husband found a courier service that was able to get supplies to their relatives in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were also severely affected by the storm. We called the company, and they said they could help us get a generator to Sayonara, if we could get it to them. “WithspecialpermissionfromtheMSFocus administration, I went to the nearest home improvement store that still had generators in stock and purchased one, then hand-delivered it to the courier company. Sayonara’s generator was on its way!” I cannot describe my relief when I was told that MS Focus could help get me a generator. Because of the hurricane damage, it took two weeks for the generator to arrive from Florida, but it got here and I am so thankful for that. My neighbor helped me set it up and it is working great! It is currently December and temperatures remain in the high 80s here. My apartment complex still has no power but, because of this generator, I have cold water and a fan to help me sleep at night, and that's good enough for me. I want to thank the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation for their generous help and a special thank you to Derrick Lee and may God bless you all! 41