Kayla is a young teenager who happens to be one of the best long-distance runners in her field. She was born to run. The only problem is that she has multiple sclerosis.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease that damages the sheath around the brain and the spinal cord. It’s similar if you have electrical wires throughout the house that do not have the insulation around it. It’s as if they are frayed. The result is that those with MS experience the following symptoms:
- Impaired speech
- Muscular coordination issues
- Blurred vision
- Severe fatigue
This disease affects approximately 2.3 million around the world, and commonly young people. It is the most common neurological condition of young adults around the world. Yet you can get MS at any age most commonly between the ages of 20-40. The rate of progression is very difficult to determine and is often relapsing and remitting. The good news is that most people can achieve a normal life span with minimal disabling conditions, although this varies per person. Every person who has MS manifests their ability/disability in unique ways.
Who is Kayla?
Kayla Montgomery is just a young girl like everybody else. she has dreams, visions and hopes like everyone else. But one things she loves is to run. For years she has worked with her coach who has worked with her in her running years. But the final even of her high school career has come. She wants to run well since her last race. She regularly comes out on top but this time something unexpected happens. Watch this inspiring video as you see this young girl triumph in more ways than one: