Renton mom training to be first American woman with MS to compete in IRONMAN World Championship

Competing in an IRONMAN is a feat for anyone but for one Renton single mom, the major event is being dedicated to others living with multiple sclerosis like her.

RENTON, Wash. — About six years ago, Ashley Norton suffered an episode that caused numbness from head to toe. After receiving treatment, Norton said she was diagnosed as having an autoimmune disorder.

Not long after, the Renton single mom would experience another medical episode. This time, she was taken to UW Medicine where they found seven lesions on her brain.

After tests, Norton was diagnosed with, or MS.

MS is a disease that

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