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Perfection to Progression: My RMS Diagnosis LEMTRADA patient blogger: Donnie By Donnie, Father, Husband, Project Leader, Former Athlete • December 6, 2016

Daughters of LEMTRADA® patient, Donnie

When it comes to my life, I’ve always been batting a thousand.

Spending time with my family is my number one passion, and my second passion is sports. I love all sports—football, baseball, basketball, golf, and tennis. In high school I was a top athlete in both football and baseball. I even earned a baseball scholarship to a junior college. As I got older, I would play company softball in the summer, along with golf and tennis. And winter was basketball season. If I wasn’t playing, I was watching—and of course rooting for the University of Kentucky.

When you are a happy, healthy, and active 30-year-old, married father of 2 awesome daughters, everything is perfect.

But at the end of the summer of 2000, my life changed. I was out doing one of my favorite things: hitting a bucket of golf balls. I had done this a thousand times over the course of my time playing golf. You would think that with all of that practice I would be a pro, but the truth is, I’m just an average golfer. Soon after I got home, my left hand started to feel funny. I figured it was just a strain but I decided to get it checked out anyway. Long story short, my family doctor referred me to a neurologist, and after several tests, I was diagnosed with relapsing multiple sclerosis.

What?! This can’t be possible! I worked every day, I was athletic, and I was always busy with my family. I had no time to deal with this, but multiple sclerosis has a funny way of changing things up. And I’ll talk a little more about where I went from there in my next post.

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