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 work out. On August 28-29 he plans to use his love of cycling to raise money to help develop a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Approximately 400,000 Americans suffer from multiple sclerosis or 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," said Sergeant Lindsey. "I will sacrifice my body for two days to try to make sure she can live a better life."

Multiple sclerosis 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," said Sergeant Lindsey. "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," said Sergeant Lindsey.

Bicycling is a great cardio exercise that is low impact and kinder on your joints than running and other high impact aerobic activities according to Everyday Cycling.

"I picked up biking after my seven knee operations to stay in shape. It is great cardio and enables me to participate in great events like this. I encourage anyone to ride." said Sergeant Lindsey.  "I like to motivate the younger Airmen to always remain active no matter what limitations they may face."