27 years later, in 2009, I met Mike Doren at a presentation he was giving and was able to ask him a question. I showed him my stiffly closed hand and asked if anything could be done about it. In answer he said, "Lift your hand above your head. Now try to open it." I could open it part way. My spirit soared. Mike and I soon discovered that together we could also do many things to improve my stamina, as I had been expending precious energy in order to sit upright in my wheelchair, and the simple matter of correcting my position has dramatically increased my ability to function throughout the day.
Continuing work with him now allows me to write legibly and feed myself with ease. There is even a possibility that I may stand again! Already I no longer need the leg brace that I have worn for many years. Although the progress in flexibility and dexterity is a joy to me, it pales beside the feeling that my precious store of stamina for each day allows me to embrace life as I always have.
In nearly every lesson I find myself saying, "Oh, now I see." There are many "aha" moments in our sessions that remind me that I can make a real difference in my long struggle with MS. I am more grateful to Mike, and to Moshe, than they can know.”
~ Dr. Nan Conklin, PhD