Name: Jordan Sigalet
Diagnosed: March 2004
Occupation: Professional hockey player
Hobbies: Playing golf, watching movies, listening to music
What movement means to me: I’m always learning more about MS and what works for me. All the advances in the medical world, too.
One thing I’ve learned about MS that I want to tell you: You can live an active and mostly normal life if you get on treatment right away. Take care of your body: that’s the biggest thing.
What I’ve done to Join the Movement: I speak. Sometimes it’s a small group of young people; sometimes it’s a big dinner where a doctor will speak and then I’ll share my story. Back home in Vancouver, my family has raised almost $100,000 with a fundraiser called Shut Out MS.
The coolest place I got to hang out: My senior year at Bowling Green, after I took a few weeks off to figure out my treatment, I was nominated for an Espy Award for Comeback Player of the Year, and I got to go to the Playboy Mansion in Hollywood with all the celebrities.
What I’m doing: Stopping pucks! This March, other teams in the American Hockey League will join me in the "Sigalet Saves for MS" program and for every goalie in the initiative who makes a save during a two-week period this month, MS LifeLines will donate $20 to the Society chapter that serves that team's community.