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Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis with Pool

David Krolick David Krolick

Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system, but for one professional pool player, its just another bump in the road.

David Krolick wanted to be a professional pool player since he was 12 years old. After being diagnosed with MS in 2000, David decided to become one.

Every week you can find Krolick at a pool hall somewhere in the country, doing what he does best. It's not just about the game any more, its about the message.

"What I am trying to accomplish is letting people know that it's not a death sentence, your life doesn't end. The same for people with MS or without MS, your life is what you make it. People need to strive for things, have dreams, and not let the challenges in their way stop them," Krolick says.

Krolick's team Copaxone is a group of athletes in a variety of sports, and places, all battling MS. Krolick says he decided to go pro after being inspired by what his team mates have overcome in their own sports.

"It really was an eye opener that my life wasn't over, that I could go out and compete and have a good time," Krolick says.

Krolick now travels to bring awareness to others that no matter what life throws at you, you can overcome. "If I can reach out to even just a hand full of people that actually will take the challenge of fighting back and moving on with their life, then I will feel like I really accomplished something," says Krolick.

Krolick will be heading to the US Pool Open in Chesapeake, VA.

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