Sergeant rides to cure

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  • By Senior Airman Corey Hook
  • 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
When Tech. Sgt. Kory Lindsey rides his bicycle, it takes on more meaning than simply getting a workout. He plans to use his love of cycling August 28 through 29 to raise money to help develop a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Approximately 400,000 Americans suffer from MS. The disease attacks the central nervous system with symptoms ranging from mild numbness in the limbs to paralysis or loss of vision.

Sergeant Lindsey, who is assigned to the 28th Operations Support Squadron as an air traffic control journeyman, plans to take on a two-day, 150-mile bicycle ride at the end of the month to raise money for research to create a world free of MS.

"I have a close family member that has been diagnosed with MS, and I know she has to deal with this disease each and every day," Sergeant Lindsey said. "I will sacrifice my body for two days to try to make sure she can live a better life."

MS can affect the way a person sees, feels and interacts with the world.

"I think it is sad people around the world have to suffer with this disease," Sergeant Lindsey said. "They just want to live life to every extent possible, but they have to struggle."

Every dollar Sergeant Lindsey raises will be donated to advance research for a cure for MS.

"I've always enjoyed helping others, so every little bit I can do for somebody in need satisfies me," Sergeant Lindsey said.