3. Clay Walker
Clay Walker is an American country music artist. He was diagnosed with MS in 1996, at the age of 26. Initially, Walker received a prognosis of life in a wheelchair and death within 8 years. However, thanks to the right medication and lifestyle choices, he has been in remission since 1998. In 2003, Walker founded Band Against MS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational information for individuals coping with MS and to raising funds for a cure. To this day, he continues to remain a vocal advocate for MS awareness.
“The reason I believe I have the integrity I do within the MS community is because I just say it like it is. I don’t make promises I can’t keep. I’m just one of them” said Walker.
Photo: Clay Walker - CMA Fest 2011 - LP Field - Nashville, Tennessee by Larry Darling