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M O V I N G TO WA R D A W O R L D F R E E O F M S Summer 2012 Louisiana A Company’s Initiative for an Employee’s Future by Kim Keel Prepping for a wedding can always be her way of spreading the word about the exciting -- everything from the makeup to symptoms and reality in living with MS. the dress selection -- there is nothing like “I’ve worked here for about five years,” anticipating where the night will go and the Hulin said, “and there is something of an fun to be had; but in Erin Hulin’ case, she was organizational culture where service is an getting ready for more than just a wedding; expectation, filtering down from the top she was about to find out her entire life was changing. “I was getting ready to go to a friend’s wedding and I thought the tingling was from wearing heels all week,” Hulin said, “because it was a stressful week at work, I guess I just didn’t think it was a big deal, up until it started in my hip.” After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 22, Hulin knew there was no time to feel sorrow or anger – she knew her internal Peoples Health “Our Hope” Team – WALK MS New Orleans 2012 battle between her brain and body was now a constant in her life, and she administrators to all departments.” refused to let it take over. She was now on a Peoples Health is headquartered in personal mission, which also turned into a Metairie and employs over 700 people, work mission – it was all about getting the servicing throughout Southeast Louisiana. word out. The company has always been a supporter It was when the company she works for, and advocate of many non-profits in New Peoples Health, stepped up and became her Orleans and continues to sponsor several biggest advocate in her long journey and events for the MS Society. - continued on page three fight against MS that Hulin knew this was

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