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Barstow councilwoman faces up to new life with multiple sclerosis

Gloria Darling thought she was having a stroke Dec. 27 when she experienced a loss of vision, difficulty walking and numbness in her left arm and left leg.

A trip to the hospital that night — her birthday — led to a series of tests that, about a month later, revealed the cause of Darling's symptoms: multiple sclerosis, a neurological disease that affects the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.

Though the businesswoman and city councilwoman says the disease has been difficult to accept, she's not letting it stop her.

More here.

February 8, 2004 in people | Permalink