DaveBob’s Story (Firefighter/Paramedic)

After 25 years in the corporate world of Sales and Sales Management, I decided to make a change and pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a Firefighter and Paramedic.

Over the last eight years I have been faced with a number of overwhelming challenges, physically and emotionally, personal and professional. None as challenging as the one presented in August of 2010. After a battery of exams and test trying to diagnose why I had right sided weakness and numbness, I was diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS (PPMS).

As a 52 year old Firefighter/Paramedic you can imagine the challenges I face each and every day. My family (including the “Brotherhood” of Fire/EMS) has been incredibly supportive and helpful through all of this. Without their unconditional love and support I am not sure where I would be today. I count each day with MS as a blessing, thankful for everything I do have. Pushing forward each day, battling this thing the best I can.

I am a part of an ever growing community of people that face the un-daunting challenges that MS presents. Remember: “It is what it is, keep pushin’ on!”

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