When 18-year-old McKenzi Gordano learned that she had Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, she didn't know what to say. "I didn't have a first thought," she recalls. "I blanked out. And then I started crying."
But McKenzi, who was valedictorian of her senior class and is currently studying education at Northwestern State University, refuses to allow the diagnosis to slow her down.
"Doctors recommended that I quit college," says McKenzi. "I said, 'you're crazy!' The world needs another teacher and I'm going to be that teacher."