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Illinois Fire Inspector with Multiple Sclerosis Fights for Job

10/14/2013
A fire inspector living with multiple sclerosis says he still has what it takes to serve the public. But his boss argued David Sackett can no longer perform essential job functions, reports NBC Chicago. Sackett left a job in the corporate world to pursue his dream of being a firefighter and a paramedic. He said he began serving the Oswego community as a firefighter and paramedic in 2005. However, Sackett was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 2010. The disease affects muscle movement. Sackett said he informed his colleagues about his condition. He said when the physical demands of being a firefighter became too difficult, the fire district accommodated his request t...

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