Community heroes leading by example

. June 17, 2013.

The National MS Society recently celebrated those in our community who are affected by Multiple Sclerosis and make a difference through volunteer service and business leadership. At an awards ceremony September 29, those recognized included local heroes Alan Brass and Janet Mohrmann. Mr. Brass started his career nearly four decades ago at the Children’s Hospital in Columbus and later moved on to be a chief executive officer of ProMedica in Toledo. He recently retired after decades of dedicated service. Mr. Brass, the winner of the Silver Hope Award, during his speech, gave advice that transcends the area of healthcare: “The smallest good deed is better than the greatest intention.” Winner of the MS Achievement Award, Janet Mohrmann, is a tireless advocate and supporter of the National MS Society since her own diagnosis in 2004. She has also joined the Government Relations Committee and through her work there has helped to make MS Society license plates available statewide. Mrs. Mohrmann shares her positive outlook on life with simple advice, “Take it one day at a time.” She also shares with us that each case is different and the best way to learn about MS is by surrounding yourself with those experiencing it and by asking questions.

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