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Wyoming State lawmaker diagnosed with MS

State Rep. Becket Hinckley has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and is talking about his health situation openly as he seeks re-election.

Hinckley, who also is an assistant district attorney with the Laramie County District Attorney's Office, said he chose to share the personal information to put an end to rumors and show that having MS, a disease that attacks the central nervous system, doesn't have to slow you down.

"I'm a former college ball player," Hinckley, R-Cheyenne, said. "You get knocked down, you get up, dust yourself off and get back in the game."

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August 22, 2004 in people | Permalink