About the Book

“Harrowing” . . . “Gripping” . . . “A medical miracle!”

Rachel Carter was a free spirit who took risks and loved her adventurous life. Then a series of strange symptoms changed everything. In her early 20s, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Despite her fear and uncertainty, Rachel bravely faced the ever-shifting challenge of navigating school, work, marriage, and raising a family with a chronic illness. For many years she lived a picture-perfect life—but, eventually, her MS caught up with her.

After two years of rapidly worsening symptoms, Rachel found herself at a crossroads. In one direction was the end of her life; in the other, the biggest risk she had ever taken.

In Enduring the Cure, Rachel Carter shares how she overcame her struggle with the debilitating disease. It’s a story of pain, decline, an experimental treatment, and healing.

But most of all, it’s a story of inspiration, determination, family, and hope for anyone who has suffered a debilitating disease or diagnosis.

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What People Are Saying About the Book

“A powerful and compelling personal endurance through the unknown and into the light.”

Joe Ebin, President, TurnKey Holdings


“A compelling, even harrowing, account of Carter’s courageous medical journey. The story of her extraordinary resolve and the success of this remarkable new approach to treating multiple sclerosis dramatically demonstrate that stem cell therapy can vastly improve the lives of those living with MS.”

Janice Williams Rutherford, PhD, retired, University of Oregon


“The author brings the reader “step by step” into her world of pain and loss of movement and control as this “invisible” and unrelenting disease (MS) progresses. Fortunately, she was poised to fight on many fronts. From her fight to find and see a doctor who could correctly diagnose her frightening early symptoms, to her fight to obtain and survive the risky and expensive novel treatment to halt the disease. Carter’s story will inspire others who face health struggles of their own. Carter’s book opened my eyes into her “MS experience.”

Amy Page, MD


“One woman’s story about her MS and the courageous step she…and her family… took to improve her life.”

Kathy Tiger, RN, SNP, LPC


“They say ‘what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger’.  Rachel Carter came to realize that to be true, but only after what was supposed to make her stronger almost killed her. A very personal story told with those who don’t know multiple sclerosis well, but with a knowing wink to those who know it all too well.  Inspiring, real, and very readable.”

Trevis Gleason, author of Chef Interrupted; Discovering Life’s Second Course in Ireland with Multiple Sclerosis