Wendy Roberts and her husband, Ryan, were on their way to the store in Longmont when she was struck by a bout of vertigo and memory loss.
“I got really hot and dizzy and I couldn’t form a sentence,” she said. “I was trying to tell my husband to take a left on Ninth, but I couldn’t find the words.”
Knowing her family has a history of neurological disorders, Roberts immediately knew this was more than just a migraine and went to the doctor’s office to get an MRI. Though her doctors initially told her she was fine, after several more MRIs, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a year later.
“I was in a really sad, dark place and I thought ‘How can I do something positive with this negative energy and fight for my own cause?’” she said. “I had a couple of friends who knew people with MS and they told me to reach out to Chris Lennert at Left Hand Brewing Company.”
Having witnessed the effects of MS first hand, Lennert, Left Hand’s chief operating officer, in 2008 urged Left Hand Brewing to start sponsoring teams for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Bike MS fundraisers.
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