Helen Phillips was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when she was 27years old and a mother of 3 young children. This is her true story of suffering with MS, the long lessons for healing and trials in war, widowhood, remarriage, divorce and financial struggle.
Helen was born in South Africa, and educated in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). She went to university in Cape Town, South Africa, but married before she completed her degree. She and her husband moved back to Rhodesia in 1967 where she became ill and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She and her family went through the Rhodesian civil war, her husband died in Harare in 1977 and she moved back to Cape Town with her children.
She is now involved in community work with the poor in Muizenberg, Cape Town and writes and paints in her spare time. She also does relief work at the Christian RadioStation CCFm and with her husband distributes food for the poor on behalf of her church.