WKLB/Boston Host Lori Grande Goes Public With MS Diagnosis
November 14, 2014 at 10:05 AM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA Country WKLB (COUNTRY 102.5)/BOSTON host LORI GRANDE has gone public with her medical diagnosis of MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS). The "JW & LORI IN THE MORNING" co-host was diagnosed eight years ago but only recently came forward with the diagnosis.
"I remember just thinking, 'I don't want this to be true.' All I could think is, 'I'll be in a wheelchair in six months, and I won't be able to walk,'" GRANDE told BOSTON HERALD in a recent interview. GRANDE has since helped raise money for the NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY while keeping her own diagnosis out of the spotlight. She hopes that sharing her story publicly will help others facing the same diagnosis.
GRANDE even waited four years to tell her on-air co-host, JOHN WILLIS, about the diagnosis, telling BOSTON HERALD, "I was afraid to tell anybody." GRANDE will now be one of the models, all of whom are living with MS, taking part in TODAY's (11/14) "10th ANNUAL FASHION PLATES" fundraiser benefitting the NATIONAL MS SOCIETY's NEW ENGLAND chapter.
"If I could say anything to anybody, it would be that you don't need to be fearful. It's alright. You don't need to worry," GRANDE remarked to BOSTON HERALD. "It's going to be okay. Why not be positive? Why not expect the best thing to happen?"