Here’s an unfortunate, but inspirational story to start your day.
Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. If you’re not familiar with MS, it’s a chronic disease affecting the central nervous system that causes a range of symptoms from numbness to full-blown paralysis and loss of vision. Harding received his diagnosis after visiting Wild doctor Dan Peterson, complaining of numbness, dizziness, and vision problems. This devastating news, however, hasn’t affected Harding’s attitude or desire to bring the cup to Minnesota.
He told Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,“you can let it get you down for a bit, but you’ve got to move past it. I know what my overall goal is to be, and that’s a No. 1 goalie of the Minnesota Wild and to win a Stanley Cup here. It would make me happy to overcome this. Not just overcome this, but to really succeed with it. I don’t want people treating me different, I don’t want people feeling bad for me, I don’t want people moping around. I want this to be a story where when we look back, it was a happy story.”
He certainly faces a big challenge, but with his positive attitude, hopefully he will be able to achieve his goal and win a Stanley Cup for Minnesota. If the NHL ever decides to resume, keep a close eye on this guy. He’s got enough determination to fuel his entire team and inspire others living with this disease along the way.
Via Puck Daddy