Clay Walker was diagnosed with the degenerative disease back in 1996.  At the time, the diagnosis was devastating to the country star.  He was at the top of his game and career.  But the dignosis was truly devastating.

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“I was told that I would be in a wheelchair in four years and dead in eight years,” Walker said.

With five number 1's, a fourth album in the can and the birth of a new daughter, the diagnosis could not have come at a worse time.  Clay originally knew something was wrong when he felt persistent tingling on his ride side and had facial spasms.  The diaanosis was like a death sentence for a 26-yearold.

Now, the good news, after treatment, Clay has been in remission for 13 years.  And counting.

With a persoonal stake in the outcome of research to conquor MS, Clay started the non-profit organization called Band Against MS 8 years ago.