The Inspiring Marilyn Wilson-Moore
One of Shemar Moore’s biggest inspirations is his mother Marilyn Wilson-Moore, who raised him by herself to be the man he has become today. However, during his time playing Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless, he began to see some very troubling health changes that his mother had been going through. At first, Shemar chalked many of these changes up to the breaking down of the body due to age, but they seemed to grow uncommonly severe when compared to what is thought of as typical.
As it turns out, the symptoms that Marilyn Wilson-Moore was experiencing were far from normal aging symptoms, and she was soon diagnosed with MS, or multiple sclerosis. This degenerative disease can affect people of all ages, although most are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and to this day it has no known cure. After diagnosis, a patient can then make the health and lifestyle changes necessary to feel better one step at a time, but there is no current medical way to eradicate the disease from the body.
What happens within a person’s body who is suffering from MS is the immune system begins to attack the central nervous system as it would a foreign body or virus, causing serious health problems. In Marilyn Wilson-Moore’s case, these symptoms manifested most predominantly in trouble walking or issues with mobility.
Through lifestyle changes and the right medical treatment, Marilyn Wilson-Moore is able to walk again, and she is staying strong while taking her MS one day at a time. According to Shemar Moore, he has always thought of her as a “Superwoman”, which she is proving to him and to her family more and more each day.
Since his mother’s diagnosis, Shemar Moore has taken huge steps in helping to find a cure for MS through the National MS Society and speaking out about the disease. As a matter of fact, each purchase from his Baby Girl clothing line contributes proceeds to the MS Society in the aid to find a cure for his mother and the millions out there like her suffering from MS!