Kayla Montgomery – Inspiring Story of a High School Student Running with Multiple Sclerosis
[su_highlight]My legs…my legs…where’d they go?…where’d they go?…please…please help me…please help me…please help me…I can’t feel my legs…help me.[/su_highlight]
Tom Rinaldi tells the remarkable story of Kayla Montgomery — who, despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has become one of the best young distance runners in the country. Her story, inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time, reminds all of to not take things for granted. Life can change in an instant. But, and this is important, she hasn’t let her MS stop her from doing what she loves. Kayla, you are an amazing young lady! Know that we prayed for you specifically during our Wed Night meeting on November 26, 2014.
“I still wanted to run because I didn’t want anybody to know what was wrong,” Montgomery said in an interview with Runner’s World Newswire. “I just wanted to keep going on with my life.”
“Part of what helps me keep my mental edge is I’ve grown to be at peace with my situation and I’ve accepted the fact that my mobility is not really guaranteed,” Montgomery said. “I’ve just decided to make [sure] I’m able to keep running the best that I can and make the most out of what I’m able to do still.”
“She doesn’t run to get a scholarship. She doesn’t run to get trophies. She doesn’t run to win,” said her coach Patrick Cromwell. “It’s a personal journey for her.”