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Downey, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an inspiration to many

Yes, Khiawatha Downey has multiple sclerosis. The offensive lineman has talked about virtually nothing but M.S. since the San Francisco 49ers signed him in June.

Yes, he takes weekly injections of Avonex to fight off the advances of the disease.

No, he doesn't feel any symptoms.

Yes, he takes pride in being a role model and hopes to be an inspiration for others with the disease.

More here.

September 7, 2004 in people | Permalink