Mary Ellen Ciganovich is an educator, author, writer and inspirational speaker. Raised in Atlanta she attended the University of Georgia. She graduated Magna cum Laude in Education, and became a member of the Beta Sigma Chapter of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Mary Ellen taught middle school for over 13 years. In 1986, Mary Ellen was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She decided to use this to create her own picture of MS. Her book, “Healing Words, Life Lessons to Inspire,” was entered for nomination for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Original Verse by and American Author. The book’s teachings are words she lives by daily. She speaks to many groups on topics ranging.