I had very sports active kids and was diagnosed with M.S.
I wanted to keep up and help the kids with there sports and didn't want to just lay down and let the M.S. beat me.
I hated the medication shots. When I found out a low fat, high protein average carb diet with exercise help keep the M.S. attacks down I started to lift.
Co-workers talked me into competing. (back when I wasn't wheelchair yet) After I broke my 3rd non-commercial grade multi station home gym.
No med shots since mid 1990's.
Doc said "I don't know what your doing, but keep doing it."
So I have been.