Karen Jean Zielinski is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio. She has lived with multiple sclerosis (MS) since 1975 and sometimes writes for Healthy Living News — a local health magazine — and is regularly published in two national magazines. Her first book, Hope and Help for Living With Illness deals with health and spirituality. She lectures on chronic disease and coping strategies, and has been active in the National MS Society. For 25 years she has been a team captain of "SisterAct," an MS walk team. She is co-director of associates and director of Canticle Studio, a creative office of products that focus on spirituality and health.