Donna Keck has multiple sclerosis (MS). She’s 61-years-old and has lived a life full of health complications, reports Chicago Tribune. Nevertheless, Keck battled through these challenges and eventually founded a grounded support group for MS patients.
In Keck’s early 30s, she was diagnosed with MS after years of struggles facing symptoms of double vision, leg paralysis, digestive concerns and slower cognitive function. It was a devastating diagnosis as the disease attacks the spinal cord and brain, which can cause chronic problems to many parts of the body.
Ever since Keck’s doctor told her that she “has the personality” to handle MS, she grabbed onto those words and fought.
Her doctor even advised against joining a local support group for MS as he felt it was filled with negative individuals looking for sympathy. So Keck instead kept pushing along with the help of her husband Gene. After 22 years of being a critical care nurse, MS ended her career. That’s when she began her mission to help others with MS.