A coach and his trainee must have a harmonious relationship when it comes to training and in the actual field. But what happens when the trainee have an unpredictable, unabling disease that affects the body that is being used in the field, particularly in the race track? Will the coach allow him to participate and run despite the unpredictable condition?
One long distance runner in the US named Kayla Montgomery tells a story as she runs her race even with Multiple Sclerosis. This condition, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, “is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.” Montgomery’s MS condition makes her collapse in her coach’s arms after she runs her life in the race track.
There are many limitations which Multiple Sclerosis can give, especially for an athlete.
The symptoms of MS include fatigue, gait difficulties, numbness. Tingling of limbs, and muscle spasms.
For a runners need of muscular and over-all physical need for coordination, MS serves as a limitation, but not to those who are determined like Montgomery. It is not only a product of determination but the will, the desire, and the miracle all combined with perseverance.
For those who think that they are not qualified enough, Montgomery’s story will surely be an inspiration.