Nearly 10,000 people in north Florida are living with multiple sclerosis and the majority of them are women, but men can and do get diagnosed with the neurological disease, just ask firefighter Edward Prime.
Edward Prime has spent his entire career rushing into burning buildings, but eight years ago the firefighter from Indian River suddenly found himself stumbling over ladder rungs and running into walls, and then double vision set in.
Prime was first told he had an ear infection, then a brain tumor and was finally was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The husband and father of three was in Tallahassee Thursday to share his remarkable story, remarkable because three months after he was diagnosed he was on medication, back at work and hasn't missed a day since.
Multiple sclerosis can cause numbness, paralysis and blindness. It typically strikes adults in their prime, but for the first time, the MS Society has noticed a surge in the number of children diagnosed with this disease.
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Source: www.nmss.org (National Multiple Sclerosis Society Web site) contributed to this report.
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