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Story now perseverance and how off fighting spirit can help anyone take on long loss.
And NHL player Minnesota's Josh Harding.
Was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis Harding says he has no plans to let this illness changed his life drastically.
Janice Dean joins us now with more on that story JD's.
Thank you thank you for having me while he's a -- blocking tough shots and now we squaring off with the toughest opponent of his life.
Multiple sclerosis or MS an incurable disease that attacks the body's own immune system.
Josh Harding is a goal -- for the NHL's Minnesota Wild and he refuses to put his career on -- so far his team supports him.
Last year was one of the best seasons of his career -- taking -- career but he started noticing problems in his vision and balance he felt numbness -- one leg.
Just took time off to get checked out.
And then came the bombshell.
He was diagnosed with -- Neurologist put him on an aggressive medical treatment and for now it's working.
We'll get so -- obviously.
Let me know better shape let's take quite a few weeks off there when -- figure out everything and during testing going different places but.
You know I've been Bakalar for couple weeks now and it's been better matters -- -- We contacted the team management about its willingness to let a player with -- lace up.
Do with ongoing NHL lockout the team and it's players can't discuss personal matters but issued this statement.
Josh is competitive fire has led him to a successful career in the NHL and we know.
He will approach this new battle in the same manner.
-- -- -- you can really I can't really give what I'm gonna 1000000003 years but you know right now where we're treating it aggressively and -- where we're looking to be to be out there if returning him.
According to the multiple sclerosis society about 400000 Americans have and that's.
And though it is not curable therapies are improving enabling more and more people to live a better quality of life and I.
And one of them I like Josh have announced it's part of me but it doesn't define me and I thank him for his courage helping others by putting face on this list.
But you are not taking a puck coming at you it you know nine here -- amazing miles an -- amazing story about this and we wish him the best and we just for you need the NHL -- starts good for him.
And thank you for sharing that story with -- us.
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