Anyone who knows me will tell you my younger sister is the world to me. Nary a moment goes by where I’m not recanting all the wonderous things about Lesli or pimpin’ her live gigs & CDs. Nobody impresses me more or pushes me to be a better person than her. It’s odd to think of considering I’m the older sibling and I should be the one blazing a trail of greatness.
That’s never really been the case. Sure I’m good, but Lesli is DAMN good. Which is why I was pissed as hell to find out several months ago she had contracted Multiple Sclerosis. You may recall I asked for petition help releasing a new MS drug back in April. At the time I did not expand upon the issue because Lesli was keeping it private. She told me she didn’t want to be known as the “Musician with MS”, thinking her illness would overshadow her talent. Well, I was the first to tell her nothing can overshadow her rock star coolness.
The worst thing about my sister’s MS is that it affects her hands. Can you imagine that? Sometimes she can walk, but she’s unable to use her hands. I pray every night for her. I pray that enough people will have a chance to witness her God given musical talent before it’s stolen from her. I would trade places with her in a second if I could.
Lesli recently made public her fight with the disease. I never doubted for a moment that my sister would make some sort of impact on the world. This current challenge only strengthens my belief in her.