When Carlin was 19 and a sophomore in college she was diagnosed with MS. Shortly after being diagnosed, Carlin lost 2 of her closest friends. Experiencing the loss of her friends gave Carlin a new lease on life. Hard as it was to deal with school, MS and death Carlin decided to go overseas and study and enjoy her life to the fullest. She didn’t let MS hold her back even when she had no use of her left side, instead she started travelling.
Carlin may not have been able to control her symptoms but what she was able to control was how she would lead her life.