My name is Maria Theresa Maggi and I’ve been eating a low fat vegan diet since February 2008 when I found Susan’s wonderful Fat Free Vegan Kitchen blog. Before that, for most of my adult life I have pretty much been lacto-ovo vegetarian, though I occasionally ate fish. I was born with mild Cerebral Palsy and in 1996 I was also diagnosed with MS. I also have the complication of Fibromyalgia. Eating this way has stopped the progression of the MS and softened all my symptoms. Over time, the disease process seems to be slowly reversing itself. I have regained the ability to bounce back. My symptoms have become milder and I am able to do more and more, like walk a mile a day and write this blog. My grown son Mike and his lovely girlfriend Kelly were my first enthusiastic supporters, and they join me in this way of eating. They are not shy, so you may see and hear a lot about them on my blog. I live in Moscow, Idaho, with my amazing service dog, Romeo.