|Harding: "I want this to be a story where when we look back, it was a happy story."|
About two months ago, Wild goalie Josh Harding, 28, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
, an incurable (but treatable) disease that affects the brain and spinal cord -- in particular, the protective covering around nerve cells. He went public with his illness this week.
Symptoms include vision problems, loss of balance, and problems moving. It's not news anybody wants to hear, but it's especially grim when your livelihood depends on vision, balance, and movement.SEE ALSO: Zach Parise: New Minnesota Wild star's top 10 goals [VIDEOS]
Nonetheless, Harding -- who signed a three-year, $5.7 million contract in July and is expecting his first child with his fiancee -- doesn't plan to let MS get in the way of his hockey career. More »