DETROIT (WWJ) – Fighting a chronic disease often affects the entire family — but for one metro Detroit woman, the battle has become even more personal.

Rebecca Kuchar’s battle against multiple sclerosis started nearly 30 years ago when her father was diagnosed with the disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system.

But that fight took on new meaning when the doctor who diagnosed her dad, told the 34 year-old wife and mom the words she hoped she’d never have to hear.

“On my daughter’s one-month birthday I was actually diagnosed as well with MS,” Kuchar told WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee.

“So, I fight for definitely my family and all of those in Michigan and beyond who are living with this disease,” she said, “but most importantly I fought for my daughter so she’ll never fight like I’ve had to.”

Rebecca and her team “The Fighting Shamrocks” are among the biggest fundraisers for MS education and research in Michigan.

You can join them and thousands of others fighting to wipe out MS this Sunday morning for the annual MS Walk at Comerica Park. Registration begins at 9 a,m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

Check out Rebecca’s inspirational video above and visit this link for event details.



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