International Women’s Day: Toni Krok

What’s your greatest accomplishment? 

Finding a husband to put up with me, my two beautiful children, the start of MS Positive, and conquering Mount Etna.

What female achievement inspires you?

I am inspired by females who refuse to quit and don’t take no for an answer—women who try their hardest to achieve their goals.

Who or what inspires you?

My 95-year-old grandmother and my mom—they are women of valor and persistence and have shown me how to push on through. They’ve shown me life will never be simple and one can never assume not to be challenged. I’m inspired by people who obtain their goals through hardship and persistence.

What advice do you have for your younger self?

To listen to your elders. I know this sounds cliché, but when we’re young we think we have all the answers and disregard the older generation’s advice. In my later years, I’m trying to learn the value of the advice of the older generation!


Toni Krok is a 41-year-old North London mom, originally from South Africa. She has two beautiful kids, an impossible husband, and some of the best friends a girl could ever have. She also was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 10 years ago—and when she heard the words, she thought her life had come to an end. It took some time for her to come to terms with her diagnosis, but she is now the Co-Founder of MS Positive—and she put together a group who climbed Mount Etna (herself among them)! Toni wants to help other people with MS to have the same CAN DO attitude!