Masta Ace open up about his long timefight with Multiple Sclerosis. Masta Ace a
legendary Brooklyn Mc known for songs likeSittin On Chrome and Me And The Biz was
diagnosed back in 2000 after experiencingsymptoms including temporary vision loss
and numbness in his limbs. MultipleSclerosis commonly known as MS is defined
as a chronic often disabling disease thatattacks the Central Nervous System, which
is made up of the Brain, Spinal Cord andOptic Nerves. Symptoms can range from
numbness in the limbs all the way toparalysis or loss of vision and
complications can lead to death. Speakingabout his condition Ace had this to say,
"When I got that diagnosis, I had beenkinda at a crossroad career wise where I
kinda felt like I was done". The diagnosiskinda re-energized me because it made me
feel like I didn't know what my quality oflife was going to be like down the road.
If I was going to really do this, then Ireally need to make my last couple
artistic statements". In addition to hisrenew spirit and positive outlook; Masta
Ace is currently in treatment with weeklyinjections to help slow the diseases
progression. Other notable figures withMultiple Sclerosis are Drake long time
friend and producer 40, Ozzy Osbourne'sson Jack, Tamia and Montel Williams.
Today, new treatments and advances inresearch gives new hope to people affected
by MS. In organizations like The NationalMS Society are working to educate the
public and assist people with the disease.To educate yourself about MS and find ways
that you can contribute to the fight hitthe nationalmssociety.org for more
Masta Ace reveals he has been living with multiple sclerosis for a decade.