Roman Matieschyn, who coaches a team made up of people living with multiple sclerosis, the MS Warriors, said paddling allows people to forget their debilitating disease.
Some paddlers, who use wheelchairs or scooters, are lifted into the boat by their teammates.
“But once they are in the boat, they’re a paddler. They don’t have a disease, they’re a paddler. It just provides them that opportunity to just be like everybody else,” said Matieschyn, who lost his wife to MS
Dragon Boat Racing, who would have thought a bunch of people with multiple sclerosis more precisely MS Warriors would be paddling dragon boats.
This is more proof that just because somebody has multiple sclerosis doesn’t mean they can do something.
Way to go MS Warriors high fives.