Who Is Gina?
Gina Whitlock Fletcher is a vibrant and forward-thinking woman who just happens to have multiple sclerosis. After her diagnosis in 1995, she wasn’t yet experiencing symptoms so she made the decision to ignore the condition and hide it from others. Once MS started rearing its ugly head, however, she was forced to “come out” about this disease of the central nervous system and deal with its progression.
After 25 years and in spite of owning two canes, three walkers, a wheelchair and a mobility scooter, Gina maintains a hopeful and humorous outlook. When her symptoms progressed, when she and her husband faced ininfertility struggles, when her pain level skyocketeed, when her career hit roadblocks, when her retirement came early due to physical challenges, when she reinvented herself in a different direction–during all of these challenges and more, she perservered and uncovered new routes to achieve her desired outcomes. She has truly become an Expert Obstacle Overcomer (EOO).
In 2019, her book, Stumble to Rise, published and quickly hit the #1 spot on the Amazon Bestseller list in multiple categories. As an EOO, she has developed a deep empathy and ability to assist others who are navigating through struggle. She believes that most people encounter roadblocks which may require lifestyle shifts.
No matter how difficult the hurdles, she will leave you feeling confident about taking control of what you can control about your future. Through her experience, her book, her one on one coaching, and speaking to groups and organizations, Gina empowers others to realize that we all must STUMBLE in order to ultimately RISE.