MS patient uses disease to her advantage, becomes a runner
Kayla Montgomery has multiple sclerosis, a condition that blocks nerve signals from her legs to her brain, meaning she cannot feel pain there
A high school student who suffers from multiple sclerosis has turned the condition into an advantage on the track field because she cannot feel pain in her legs.
Kayla is one of the fastest high school track athletes in the country, despite having multiple sclerosis
Since Kayla Montgomery (18), from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was diagnosed with the condition three years ago, she has gone on to become one of the fastest high school runners in the country.
The condition blocks nerve signals from her legs to her brain, meaning she cannot sense pain as she maintains a fast pace giving her a bizarre athletic advantage.
But exercise also causes her to go numb below the waist, meaning that she must continue moving or she will lose control of her body.
At the finish line, her coach and teammates are always waiting to catch her. After she falls at the finish line, her coach scoops her up and takes her to the side of the track where her teammates ice her legs until she can feel them again.