This High School Track Star Doesn’t Let M.S. Stop Her, In Fact It’s What Drives Her

Kayla Montgomery is a top runner for Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, NC. At age 15 she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) and had to quit playing soccer (her favorite sport), so running has become her passion. She is treated like any other member of the team until she crosses the finish line when her coach has to employ his “catch Kayla committee.”

When she was diagnosed, she told her coach, “I don’t know what the future will hold for me, but right now I feel good. I want to run as fast as possible.”

Talk about giving it everything you have…literally. This is one amazing young woman.


Kayla was recently featured in The New York Times, see the story by Lindsay Crouse here:

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