In today’s newspaper is an obituary for Betty Cuthbert, an Australian sprinter who won 3 gold medals at the 1956 Olympics (for the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m, a feat unmatched since). She was diagnosed with MS in 1974 after 5 years of symptoms. So lived with it for nearly 50 years. A wheelchair user since 1991 she was a champion for people with MS.
She described MS as being like ‘a frog who has been thrown into a pot of cold water the someone turned on the gas, boiling slowly without realising it’.
She died on 6th August at the age of 79.
Clearly a woman of great strength and character.