Monday, June 4, 2007

In the News: Gulf War Veteran Tells Story of MS; Symptoms Could be Linked to Combat Service

Bob Wolz blamed dehydration and the blazing sun for his mysterious blackouts during the first Gulf War. But he had no idea what to think when his left arm and leg got weaker and thinner than his right limbs. The problems continued after he returned home, and last year, two years after retiring from the military, doctors diagnosed Wolz with multiple sclerosis — which the Army veteran now considers a lingering wound from his first tour of duty.

This is an excerpt from a front-page article in the Sunday issue of the Louisville Courier-Journal by reporter Laura Ungar. Click here to read the entire story. Congress currently is considering a $15 million Defense appropriation that would help fund related research into the potential triggers and treatments of MS.

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