(BPT) - At the young age of 24, Savana Sadler received both the most exciting and terrifying news of her life. Within just weeks of each other, she learned she was about to become a mother for the first time, but she was also going to be embarking on this exciting journey while living with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease of the brain and central nervous system that leads to some level of disability in most people.
Due to complications with her condition, Sadler spent most of her pregnancy in doctors’ offices and hospitals, constantly worrying about the well-being of her unborn child. Bringing this new life into the world became her top priority, so she decided to put her disease on the back burner and did not start treatment. However, once she successfully delivered a healthy baby girl, Sadler came to realize it was time to be more proactive in her MS care.