In 1988, Patricia Lay-Dorsey experienced her first unexplained fall. Eight months later, the then-45-year-old marathoner was diagnosed with chronic progressive multiple sclerosis.

Since that initial diagnosis, Lay-Dorsey, an artist, photographer and retired social worker, has used art and poetry to process her feelings about her condition. In 2006, she became serious about photography and for the past five and a half years, has worked on an intensive self-portrait project documenting her experience living with MS.

Fifty of those images have been compiled into a book, "Falling into Place," published byFfotogallery this month. Lay-Dorsey plans to distribute the book to universities, doctor's offices, non-profits and other outlets in the hope that the images will educate viewers about the reality of life with a disability, as well as inspire those living with their own challenges. 

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