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Heather Fargo is the most recent former mayor of Sacramento, California.
Heather learned that she had MS in 1996 after having symptoms that would not go away. First her feet went numb and then she felt as though she were walking on "gravel"
She saw her doctor, and after going through a series of tests - including painful spinal taps - she was diagnosed with a mild form of multiple sclerosis. She kept her condition a secret - only telling immediate family and friends - until February of 2007, when she finally went public.
"I honestly didn't know how people were going to react," Fargo said. "I'm hoping that people who have it (MS) can look at me and feel better about themselves. Those who don't have it can learn more about what it is."
She never stopped and successfully ran for City Council and served as Mayor of Sacramento, California up until 2008.
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