Recently, Dawnmarie Deshaies and her team have started a new online campaign to raise awareness of the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis. The campaign involves a challenge where participants write the letters MS, to mean multiple sclerosis, on their arm with lipstick or eyeliner, post it to Facebook and Instagram, and tag themselves, and @dawnmariehealthyandfit, and fifteen other friends to do the same. Through the project, the group hopes to build more awareness of the autoimmune disease and its challenges.
Many people look to adopt healthier ways of living but struggle with finding the right program for them. For health and wellness coach Dawnmarie Deshaies, that was a struggle that would motivate her to start her journey toward health and fitness. That mission has today turned into a full-blown organization, Dawnmarie Healthy and Fit.
Dawnmarie’s organization focuses on health and wellness coaching for people with autoimmune diseases. The inspiration for the non-profit began with its founder’s struggles with multiple sclerosis, a chronic autoimmune disease that negatively impacted her health.
As Dawnmarie traversed through the challenges of multiple sclerosis and learned more and more about the disease and how to manage and overcome it. She would find purpose in helping people with the same struggles along the way. She started going on a self-care and well-being journey and then transformed it into a program that many people with multiple sclerosis would benefit from.
Today, she has turned that idea into a spark of hope that helps people with multiple sclerosis experience better health, mindfulness, positivity, and restoration. Dawnmarie Healthy and Fit exists to “pay it forward” by fostering a culture of continual healing and greater acceptance and motivation.
Dawnmarie Healthy and Fit brings together some of today’s leading wellness experts to develop multi-dimensional programs with the immunocompromised in mind. Their programs include various mindfulness, nutrition, fitness, self-love, and positivity programs that help those who hope to live in a fuller and healthier way, even when it’s hard.
Accordingly, Dawnmarie hopes to spark a revolution that makes fitness and wellness coaching available to individuals who struggle in this area.
The organization hopes to create a stronger and more accessible community for people with multiple sclerosis and autoimmune diseases. They look to provide health coaching services using active lifestyle, motivational coaching, personalized fitness, and healthy eating practices. The program includes a vast library of resources, including books, a podcast, and an online blog that seeks to continually educate more people with autoimmune challenges on how they can pursue active and unlimited living.
Beyond anything, Dawnmarie Deshaies’ undying enthusiasm fuels the organization’s will to keep pushing forward despite the challenges. Her positive nature and passion for what she does fuels the health and wellness champion for the immunocompromised to continue networking, helping, and guiding people where she feels she can serve best.
Dawnmarie and her organization’s team of experts have a strong message: that one’s disability does not define them nor their dreams. And they hope to empower more people to look beyond what they can’t do and find ways to pursue what they want to do. To learn more about Dawnmarie Healthy and Fit, visit their website or Dawnmarie’s Instagram account.