Montgomery is very well known for her long distance running skills, but what most people do not know about her is that every time she crosses that finish line, she collapses into her coach, Patrick Cromwell’s hands and cries for help and ice to cool her down. The numbness in Montgomery’s legs does not begin until after about the first mile and starts from her toes up. Montgomery has no idea how fast or slow she is going after that point but she manages to push through the numbness and find her way to the finish line. An article in The Huffington Post talks about Montgomery saying, “Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable disease and for now it is unclear how Montgomery 's condition will progress” (Mosbergen 2014). Kayla Montgomery knows she could end up in a wheel chair one day and she knows that this is a serious disease but she continues to work her hardest to be the best runner she can be.
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...g drugs like; Avonex, Copaxone, Rebif, Tsabri, Novantrone and more. MS is a “chronic autoimmune disorder affecting movement and bodily functions caused by the destruction of myelin insulation covering nerve fibers (neurons) in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord)” (Kraft and Catanzaro 2000). The disease normally affects ages twenty to thirty and can cause symptoms like numbness, vision loss, slurred speech and many more.
Multiple Sclerosis affects a lot of people in their lives, including Kayla Montgomery, but many, just like her were able to fight the disease and continue their everyday lives. Today, Kayla is still running at Lipscomb University and continuing to break records while knowing she may never be able to run again. Kayla Montgomery beat the odds of MS at a very young age and is still continuing to influence other MS patients to do the same.
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