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Youngstown news, Valley families share struggles with multiple sclerosis

A family shares their story of multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

Nick Giangiordano was deployed in Iraq when his body went numb from the chest down.

“It was scary. I didn’t know if it was something I had done the night or the day before,” said Nick, 34, of New Middletown.

He was sent to Germany for testing, and got a diagnosis soon after.

For Kathy Villella, 65, of Canfield, it started with foot drop, an inability to lift the front part of the foot. It took eight years of doctor visits, unexplained symptoms, a spinal tap, MRI and other testing to get an answer.

For her daughter, Nikki Villella, 35, it took only a few weeks to find out why her hands and feet were tingling and why she had almost passed out at work.

Seven years passed between Stacey Shells, 46, of Canfield, temporarily losing sight in her right eye and her diagnosis.

Though they took different paths, all four are on a similar journey: They have multiple sclerosis.

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