Meet Alisha, hopeful for HSCT someday, even if it isn’t an option where she lives (Ep. 91)

Warrior: Alisha Daly
AI: Multiple Sclerosis
HSCT: hopeful
Superpower: Resilience and compassion

How fair is the playing field in your experience with autoimmune disease? How far have you been strung along before receiving a diagnosis? 

Despite a severe bout of optic neuritis, it took more than four visits to the emergency room and multiple specialists weighing in before an MRI was ordered to help assess why Alisha was experiencing severe headaches and loss of vision. Although the first interpretation of the MRI was deemed to be a clinically isolated incident and she received steroids which helped alleviate the optic neuritis, within just a few days, Alisha was hit with another attack of pain, floating spots and loss of vision. Tune in and be inspired by Alisha’s story of tenacity as she navigates her diagnosis and finding her way to HSCT… someday. 

Be sure to visit our website, where you can find notes from today’s episode, submit ideas or feedback, or connect with HSCT Warriors, Inc. and schedule time to “Talk with a Warrior”, find the latest research and resources, or explore the world map. Special thanks to musical genius Billy Alletzhauser for sharing his superpowers to produce the soundtrack, and engineer the audio to make this podcast possible. You can find us both when you subscribe on SoundCloud, iTunes or wherever you find podcasts.

It has been great to connect with Warriors worldwide, so please reach out if you’re interested in sharing your story. We would love to learn how the podcast has helped your journey with autoimmune disease so if you could take a moment, leave us a comment on instagram or share feedback on our website. We hope you’ll tune in next Wednesday for another episode, highlighting another HSCT Warrior. Until then, be a snowflake and embrace your superpowers.  Be kind.  Be well.


Jen Stansbury Koenig and the producers disclaim medical influence and responsibility for any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. If you think you have a medical problem, please contact a licensed physician.


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