Kaylann and Sylvie Daigle learned how to walk at the same time.
Kaylann was 11 months old. Sylvie, her mother, was 27.
At an Ottawa rehabilitation centre, Sylvie would be strapped into a harness and held up by two people as she struggled to put one foot in front of the other.
Move, she silently willed her feet. Please, move.
On Oct. 6, 2004, the Ottawa woman woke with a tingling in both hands. She assumed she had slept on them. It never occurred to her to worry.
But the numbness and tingling grew worse as the day wore on. That night, when she stepped under the shower, the water felt like nails against her skin.
She went to an emergency room, where the doctor said it looked like multiple sclerosis, and sent her home with instructions to see a neurologist. Don