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She Faints After Every Race And The Reason Will Not Let You Sleep Tonight

Kayla Montgomery, 20, is the best long distance runner in the US. Racing is not an easy job for Kayla because she is suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) since her school days. Still she keeps running because it helps relieve her of the symptoms of MS.

This passionate runner struggles with this disorder while running and winning every marathon in her life. Kayla workouts and go for long runs every Sunday.
Read on to know the inspiring story of this successful runner. 

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She Faints After Every Race And The Reason Will Not Let You Sleep Tonight

She Faints After Every Race And The Reason Will Not Let You Sleep Tonight

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Kayla hardly seemed to be an athlete in her childhood. 

Kayla hardly seemed to be an athlete in her childhood. 

Kayla's mom Alysia Montgomery explained, "Kayla loved playing with dolls and teddy bears in her childhood. She was so shy that we forced her to do a lot of sports. She started playing soccer at the age of 14."

She got diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in October 2010. 

She got diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in October 2010. 

Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own nerve cells. Due to this, the brain of a person is unable to communicate with spinal cord and other parts of the body. Kayla's MRI revealed six lesions on her brain and spine. 

Kayla was devastated after knowing that she is suffering from MS. 

Kayla was devastated after knowing that she is suffering
from MS. 

She kept herself locked in her room for 8 antagonizing months. Fortunately, Kayla started to recover slowly with medications.

Kayla left soccer and took up running in April 2010. 

Kayla left soccer and took up running in April 2010. 

Her coach Patrick Cromwell stated, "She doesn't run to get a scholarship. She doesn't run to get trophies. She doesn't run to win. It's a personal journey for her." 

This 20-year-old runner is still suffering from one of the most common symptoms of MS.

This 20-year-old runner is still suffering from one of the most common symptoms of MS.

Whenever she runs hard during intense workouts or last miles of races, her legs go numb, but still she never gave up running. 

Kayla's coach always catches her while completing the race at the finish line.

Kayla's coach always catches her while completing the race at the finish line.

Cromwell stated, "I catch her because I don't want to break her collarbone. She doesn't know where her legs are coming into the finish of a race. It's safety for her." 

Cromwell trained Kayla in increasing her mileage and workouts which helped her to run faster. 

Cromwell trained Kayla in increasing her mileage and
workouts which helped her to run faster. 

Kayla stated, "I still wanted to run because I didn't want anybody to know what was wrong. I just wanted to keep going on with my life." 

Research suggests that exercise is beneficial for MS patients.

Research suggests that exercise is beneficial for MS patients.

Kayla stated, "I feel like when I run I am the happiest, and my mom has always told me when you feel good you do much better. I feel like if I am running and I am happy, I am also helping my MS get a little better. As long as I am running, everything is fine."

This successful runner has continually increased her speeds and broken her own records. 

This successful runner has continually increased her speeds
and broken her own records. 

Despite of suffering from MS, Kayla keeps running. Hats off to this courageous lady! 

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