Breea’s Journey

26 Jan

Breea Renee has not allowed life’s events define her but rather empower her and inspire those around her. You will see her with a knowing look, shy yet confident smile, and giving a thumbs up ready to Rock and Roll.

At age 7 Breea and her mom were held hostage for 14 hours by three masked gunman. She was treated at Rady’s Children’s hospital for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). After years of recovering from that traumatic experience she began working with her mom’s organization, Rock to Stop Violence, and became a youth advocate for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to create awareness about the realities of PTSD. She also became a Pop Warner cheerleader, a sport she fell in love with and eventually joined California All-stars competitive cheer team and became a Varsity cheerleader and gymnast at her high school, La Costa Canyon.

On December 8, 2011 Breea was given another challenge to add to her High School senior year curriculum. In the midst of planning and studying for the ACT and applying to colleges, she woke up feeling clumsy and by 6pm was admitted into the hospital, paralyzed and blind on the left side. After a battery of tests and screening she was diagnosed with a rare form of Multiple Sclerosis, Tumefactive MS, or Clinically Isolated Syndrome. Read more about her diagnosis here.

She has regained her speech and is now learning to walk again. Prior to this unfortunate sudden illness she was focused on her journey towards becoming a successful photojournalist. With A’s and B’s in her senior year at LCC, she is determined to not allow this brain disease to take from her what she worked so hard for. She applied to her dream school and wrote her college essay from her wheelchair while still in the hospital.   She is determined to not allow MS to take her dream from her.

ROCK AGAINST MS CONCERT!

1 Sep

JOIN US AT THE WHISKY A GOGO IN HOLLYWOOD FOR AN UNFORGETTABLY ROCKIN’ BENEFIT CONCERT!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://www.facebook.com/events/161177580740116/?fref=ts

Breea Speaks at Howard’s Team Award Dinner

21 Nov

Thank you to Howard’s Team for inviting Breea to share her incredible journey.  We hope her words of hope and her inspirational video touched everyone and encouraged them to give as much as possible to help create a world free of MS. 

What is Breea up to now?

21 Nov

2012 has a been a BIG year for change, challenges, and discovering an inner strength she never knew.  Since her severe Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis she set her heart and sights on four goals new years day 2012.  Those goals:  Walk again, graduate high school, go to college, have fun.

Breea did graduate with her class after being home schooled by her mom and a wonderful tutor, Randy Wilson, and walked with her new leg brace to receive her diploma with a 3.8 GPA.  She was accepted to multiple colleges after writing her essay and applying for college from her hospital bed. She settled on going to Northern Arizona University and in the fall ventured out as a freshman college student living on campus with the help of the incredible staff at NAU Disability Resources.

While there she chose to rush for greek life and after a week of interviews and a grueling schedule of navigating the campus again in her leg brace, she was invited to become a member of her #1 choice of sororities: Alpha Phi.

Today Breea is back home in San Diego after experiencing her first MS relapse due to a new lesion in her brain stem that led to discovering that Flagstaff no longer had a neurologist to treat her and realizing that the demands of college were to much for her so early on in her disease.  She is finishing her first semester via online assignments from her professors at NAU and planning to return to the NAU campus in the fall of 2013 or transfer to SDSU to be closer to home and closer to her team of doctors.

Breea is becoming an advocate, champion, and ambassador for the MS community, speaking at events and sharing her story via an incredibly inspirational video of her powerful journey that was captured by her mom.  Se hopes to help people understand MS  and to let others know that it does happen to teens and young adults and that the most important thing to remember and to practice in the face of extreme adversity is a positive attitude and to never lose your sense of humor.

You can get updates, see video’s and pictures of Breea today on her fan facebook page, www.facebook.com/help-breea-beat-ms

 

 

 

 

My New Goal

7 Mar

My new goal is to walk without my AFO brace on my leg at my senior prom.

MAVFEST FOR BREEA AT LA COSTA CANYON HIGH SCHOOL

7 Mar

Photos From F-MS Event

14 Feb

Photos courtesy of Michael Tostado and Melissa Anderson.

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F-MS Event Photos

Photos from the F-MS Event at the Belly Up Tavern, February 11, 2012

Going Back to School

4 Feb

Yesterday I went back to school for the first time. I wasn’t sure how I would feel.  But after seeing all my friends, going to our senior night basketball game, and hanging out with my friends for movies at their house after the game, my first time since I got MS two months ago, I realize that as long as I have my good friends I never have to worry about not fitting in.

Healing

29 Jan

Feeling sorry for myself won’t heal my lesions.

Focusing on my dreams and having a positive attitude is what will give me the strength I need to heal.

Donations

26 Jan

To donate to the Breea Renee Ramskill Fund you can send checks to

San Diego County Credit Union Administrative Office
6545 Sequence Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

or walk it in to any Branch.

You can also donate online, through PayPal.