When I listened to Chrystal Gomes' stand-up comedienne act, I would have never believed she was such a shy little kid. Her journey is one of self-discovery after a life of uncertainties. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, at the age of 28, she spiraled down into a depression. The depression was almost as crippling as she had been told MS would make her.
At first, she chose to listen to the doctors and therapists. Chrystal played it safe, almost to the point of paranoia. She was obsessed with not doing anything that would make her have another relapse. Fear caused her to retreat to her room and from life for about 4 years.
Listen to her story to find out how she took her life back. In her own words see how she "found a way to live" in spite of MS.
Hope you enjoyed the videos. I for one, always enjoy seeing when others living with MS have been able to overcome it. In Chrystal's case, humor pulled her through. It's especially inspirational that she is able to share that humor with others, spreading hope and laughter wherever she goes.
I can appreciate that she lives life to the fullest and never lets the effects of MS get the better of her. The healing power of laughter is her weapon against multiple sclerosis and she teaches others to do the same.
You can even book Chrystal Gomes at your upcoming event. Here is a link to her website booking page, (It will open in a new window).
The benefits of humor are numerous. On her website she shares a list of how laughter can help to heal and improve your life.
BECAUSE HUMOUR AND LAUGHTER...
Trigger the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.
Give you strength and power to get through adverse situations.
Increase the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream.
Enable you to maintain a positive attitude.
Produce healing chemicals in your body.
Lift you up when you're feeling down.
Help to give you a new perspective.
Strengthen your respiratory system.
Help you maintain a healthy heart.
Improve the quality of your life.
Relieve anxiety and tension.
Reduce stress hormones.
Lower blood pressure.
Experience and spread the feeling of well-being that laughter creates!"
Cir and I laugh everyday about something, whether it's about his MS or anything else. We've often remarked that our lives will be long because we laugh so much.
"Live and Laugh, even if you fall over while you're doing it."