by Russ Lowthian, HaveFunBiking
This coming weekend, hear and see ‘Sandy MoveS’ with her adventures on an electric assist bike. A heartwarming and motivational presentation of a young lady from the Netherlands who has overcome many of the obstacles living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). On stage at the E-bike Challenge Minneapolis, both on Saturday and Sunday, Sandy will share the key items that opened her thought process to regaining mobility. Allowing her, with a pedal-assist bike, to ride a course of the Tour de France, peaking the summit of a tall mountain.
A changed lifestyle and an electric assist bike made the difference
In 2009, Sandy Krijnen an International speaker from Amsterdam was diagnosed with MS, and over the next few years found it hard to walk any distance. Eventually, losing control of her right leg and arm. Frustrated and handicapped-bound within three years, Sandy was determined to find a way to get her independence back. Not wanting to live a life of immobility she found by changing her lifestyle and riding an electric assist bicycle, recovery could and did take place.
In Sandy’s presentation at the E-bike Challenge, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, March 23 – 24, she will share the key items that opened her thought process to positive growth. The ‘Six Pillars of Consciousness’ to manage ‘Mindset’ that for her included: Food and what you need; Letting go of the things that bring upon stress; Making your own health choices; Finding a natural environment to help you heal; The benefits of communicating; and last and probably the most important of the six pillars, movement.
“I want to point out”, Sandy mentioned, “the fact is I will never heal my illness. MS is forever with me. It is a chronic illness with no found cure. With my lifestyle healing treatment, I can keep the disease livable. I don’t want to give hope on a total cure. Just inspire people to do all they can to have a valuable and independent life.”
The dream journey with the change in Mindset
For Sandy, after changing her Mindset and finding an e-bike that fit her needs, was able to embark on a dream journey. Last year, with a regained spirit and mobility Sandy completed a 1,250 miles solo cycling trip with her dog Boaz. Cycling from Friesland, a northern province of the Netherlands, to the Mediterranean Sea, she ended at the top of Mont Ventoux. One of the courses used for the Tour de France.
Come and hear ‘Sandy MoveS’ at the E-bike Challenge Stage, then stop by her booth. With the regained independence and fun support mechanisms now available discover new possibilities and adventures.