Mom Doesn't Let Multiple Sclerosis Get in the Way of Career or Education

By Dawn Papandrea, special to AOL Jobs

When Rebecca Barton, mom of a 2-year-old daughter, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), she knew it would be difficult to continue working as an intensive care unit nurse because of the physical demands of the job. Even with an associate's degree, her options were limited. "I knew that if I was going to have progression in my career, as well as if there was a change in my condition due to the MS, I needed to have something to fall back on."