Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Paula Wychopen married the love of her life at the ripe old age of 17. She and Forrest started their family shortly after they married. A Pastor’s wife and homeschool Mom to four children, Paula has been no stranger to caring for others. When her husband was diagnosed with primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 35, she had no idea the path that lay ahead of her: almost two decades of taking care of Forrest and raising their four children. She dove head-first into learning all about his disease and finding the best ways to increase his quality of life. She advocated countless times to get him what he needed to thrive, and she was able to care for him in the comfort of their home from beginning to end - something that was so important to the whole family. She lost her beloved husband April 17, 2018. Paula has taken her experiences and wealth of knowledge and has not only been able to advocate for those battling MS, but to also encourage and advise those who find themselves in long term caregiving situations. Paula plans to write a book about her journey as a caregiver and hopes to raise awareness about the many struggles and roadblocks caregivers face on a daily basis. She attended Camp Widow just months after her husband passed away and was so blessed to find a circle of women to walk with her on the path of widowhood. The tears, stories, struggles, laughter and memories they’ve shared have seen her through some of her hardest days.