Wild's Harding starts battle with MS

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 29, 2012 - 12:13 AM

The 28-year-old Wild goalie is refusing to let the disease define him and plans to turn the diagnosis into an inspirational success story.

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jojoobooNov. 28, 1210:18 PM

Wow. Best of luck to Harding and those close to him. He sounds like he is facing this battle courageously.

lehun14Nov. 28, 1210:20 PM

Josh has been one of the "good guys." Always easy to cheer for him and he could use that right now. All the best to him.

gilgamesh23Nov. 28, 1210:24 PM

The thing with MS is that you don't know what's going to happen. Even the best neurologists don't know. The doctors can do what they can to give you the best odds (and you need to do your part too), but you could wake up one morning blind or unable to walk. You can't predict it though, and most of the time you'll be okay -- even though you might be fatigued, the best way to combat that is to get up and get moving. The only thing to do is just keep on with your life and hope for the best. I wish him the best of luck, and hope that medical technology keeps on making progress like it has been.

swarusNov. 28, 1210:25 PM

Go get'em Josh!

rshacklefordNov. 28, 1210:42 PM

"I don't look at this like I've got to take a new path," said Harding. ---- That's right. You do not have to change your path. You keep doing the best for yourself and your family. Illnesses similar to yours just hate people who fight back. So, keep fighting back!

BallFourNov. 28, 1211:08 PM

Kick its butt, pal.

camwildNov. 28, 1211:20 PM

He has been the leader in the NHL for battling diseases. He has always lead against cancer, I believe because a family member had it and always looked out for the betterment of society instead of himself. I wish him and his family nothing but the best during this battle. This country needs a leader against not cured yet diseases and Josh Harding can be that spokesperson. I wish nothing for the NHL or NHLPA during this greed laden lockout, but only the best for a guy who is now facing truly the biggest battle of his life, his own life. If anyone can tell MS to take a hike, it is JH.

sek2undrstndNov. 28, 1211:35 PM

First bad game he has, people will be calling for him to quit. Just like what is happening with Jerry Kill. I hope the same people who are supporting Josh Harding will also realize that Jerry Kill is in the same situation and deserves the same level of respect and support.

marcus100254Nov. 28, 1211:45 PM

Chin up Hards!! Your hockey brethren have got your back, now and always!!!

skeptikNov. 29, 12 8:46 AM

Love your attitude Josh Harding!!! PS Always loved your goaltending.


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