All About the Alinker, the Special Bike Selma Blair Says Changed Her Life with MS
By Kara Warner at People Magazine | Published on July 26, 2019
The walk assist bike called the Alinker is helping change lives for the differently abled
It’s no surprise that being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis has changed Selma Blair‘s life.
Since receiving her MS diagnosis nearly a year ago and undergoing various treatments, the actress, 47, has had to adapt to an often unpredictable array of ever-present symptoms, which include unexpected muscle spasms, constant fatigue and limited mobility, all of which tend to keep her housebound most days.
“I’m unsteady, my legs give way, one drags,” she explains to PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s cover story. “I can pull it together for short periods or take a certain medication that will help if I take it once in a blue moon to appear publicly.”
All of that changed for Blair when friend and fellow actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who also has MS, gave her an Alinker bike, a device designed to be a walk assist for the differently abled to help them keep moving. Its innovative design allows Blair to get out of her house and take longer, less labored walks.
“It’s changed my life,” she says.
Blair has shared her enthusiasm for the bike on Instagram and posted an emotional post-treatment message on Thursday with a photo of her leaning on her Alinker.
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