Saturday, October 11, 2014

MS Speech Video 10/08/14

As promised in my previous speech: Farewell Biogen Idec, here is a portion of my final speech for Biogen Idec.  It turns out that this may not be my final speech after all.  The day before this speech I received an invite to speak at 2 events in California in November.  So it looks like the door is not quite closed just yet.  Yay!!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Farewell Biogen Idec

My last speech as a patient advocate for Biogen Idec will be on 10/08/14.  The company has decided not to renew several contracts for the Tysabri advocates.  I think it depends on the need in our area.  I'm not sure but I have really enjoyed that past 3 years as representative of Biogen Idec.  I have flown to the conferences in Boston every year, all expenses paid.  I have forged relationships with tons of other patient advocates and I have met a lot of MS patients just like me trying to figure out how to fit MS into our lives.  This has been a very meaningful experience in more ways than one and I would truly like to thank Biogen Idec for sponsoring me.

Well, I must go now.  I'm awaiting a phone call from Taylor with Lazarr Partners to listen to and time my final speech and give me pointers.  I'm going to miss talking to her.  My husband plans to record my final speech and I plan to post it on this blog.