MS Can't Keep Cavuto Off-Screen

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Mar 21, 2007 12:23 PM

I had no idea he had MS:

Ten years later, Cavuto both accepts his MS and defies it. Doctors marvel athis MRI scans because they indicate a man unable to walk or talk. Yet while hesometimes has difficulty doing both, the Fox News anchor is remarkably fit,exercising on a stationary bike and treadmill to stave off muscle atrophy ofthe legs, a common problem in MS patients. Cavuto, 48, has the secondaryprogressive form of the disease, meaning it steadily worsens over time.

He has fatigue, headaches, trouble walking, some vision loss, and --occasionally -- hoarseness. "Having difficulty talking isn't good in myprofession, but my wife welcomes it," jokes the anchor, who memorizesscripts for his program, Your World With Neil Cavuto, in case he can'tread the teleprompter during taping...

For now, Cavuto is grateful that, thanks to medication, he leads arelatively normal life. Confident of a cure in his lifetime, he makes the bestof a tough situation and continues with the job he loves so much, even thoughdoctors initially suggested he take on a contributing role at Fox News. "Idon't know where I'm going with this, or what's going to happen," he says."But I just try and take it one day at a time and do the best Ican."

H/t Media Blog, which adds:

All that adversity and he can still make Paul Krugman look like a jackass. Hats off.

Hear, hear!