An MS diagnosis ended her skating career — but launched her next one
Crystal Phillips was racing toward an Olympic medal when her dreams were shattered.
A multiple sclerosis diagnosis changed the 29-year-old's life. While the news took her off course in her competitive speed-skating career, it set her on a new path.
Phillips founded the Branch Out Neurological Foundation, an institute that funds research blending holistic approaches to health with conventional neuroscience. Branch Out has already funded over 40 research projects in Western Canada.
This is the most proud I've ever felt.- Crystal Phillips