The Frye Walk

Angela Donnelly, Bolt Staff Writer

Whether or not you have ever had a math class with her, everyone knows Mrs.Frye as The Blood Mobile Lady. Mrs. Frye has been a beloved member of the ODA community for many years and has always been involved in community service at ODA; but now she has another cause, one she is very passionate about.

Last month, Mrs.Frye’s 28-year old daughter, Katie, began to experience numbness in her face. After doing an MRI, doctors discovered lesions on Katie’s brain; they then performed a spinal tap and confirmed it was Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease which causes the signals the brain sends to the body to not be received correctly. This problem in communication causes vision and fine motor problems. This diagnosis was a shocking and sad discovery for the Frye family, but they are not giving in to despair. Mrs.Frye says, “I have been amazed at how Katie is handling all of this. She still has a positive attitude and a great sense of humor. Katie is an inspiration to me.” Katie even sent her mom a text on Lent asking if she could give up MS for Lent. “It made me laugh,” says Mrs.Frye. Through all of this, the Frye family has stayed strong and now they walking to find a cure for MS.

Mrs.Frye and her family will all be participating in a MS walk, which takes place on Saturday March 24th. They are encouraging people to sign up for their team and join them to walk at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. To sign up for Mrs.Frye’s team go to On the right, the page says “join a team.” Click and join “Team ODA.” At this time, there is no known cure for MS, but with enough help and support, there is hope. Sign up today!