Chairborne — Ben Hofmeister

Ben was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis in 2014, after five years of searching for a reason behind his symptoms. This diagnosis ended a career in U.S. Army Special Operations, first as a Ranger and then in Special Forces. He retired in 2017 while still able to run a few steps and has since progressed to a full-time wheelchair user with various other deficits. He discovered Multiple Sclerosis News Today and, after being inspired by the articles he read here, he sought to add his voice in the hopes that it might do the same for others.