Colleen Covino was born with Spina Bifida and her husband, Christopher Blaise, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a few years ago. After enduring a lifelong disability, Colleen is helping her husband learn how to navigate life with MS. Click through our gallery to learn more about their journey.
Blaise (left, who prefers to go by his last name) is pictured here on his first day of kindergarten, "Six Million Dollar Man" lunch box and sleeping rug in hand. On the right is Colleen, at age 6, and her skating partner, Aaron, after winning a silver medal in the roller skating pairs competition. She didn't let Spina Bifida keep her from being active.
This is part of Colleen's support system: her siblings. From left to right: Chris Wennersten, Colleen, Caren Skriloff, Chuck Covino, Cat Martirano, and Cindy Puzzanchera.
Because of his MS, Blaise now uses a lift chair and walks using a walker, pictured on the left.
Blaise's family and friends helped raise awareness and money supporting MS research to find a cure walking during the MS Walk in 2014.