Byron Van Der Bank

My name is Byron Van Der Bank in 2008 my 3rd oldest son jumped on my back from behind, and both of us landed on the floor, as a powerlifter/bodybuilder, I found this unusual, as I should’ve been able to absorb the impact. I was in the prime of my life and strong like a bull. My best squat was 300 Kg. I went to see an orthopedic surgeon, went for an MRI waist down, got my results back and was told to rather see a Neuro Surgeon as my knee and legs where that of a young man. So I went to see Dr Edward Gurnell at Little Company of Mary, I had an MRI waist up, had an Lumber punch, a bee sting hurt more to be honest. I got my results back and was told I had MS, It was a huge shock to me as it was the first time in my life that I have heard of this disease. I am turning 52 this year, I am not on any medication, I try and exercise and eat healthy. I however have weakness in my legs, have lost a lot of muscle mass and have balance like a toddler, and have other MS related handicaps and walk like an old man.I have a wonderful understanding and helpful wife and 4 sons who I love dearly. I take each day as it comes. And put all my trust and faith in my creator Jesus Christ. Stay strong my MS Warrior Brothers and Sisters