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Family Comes Together To Carry Torch

Tuesday December 18 08:56 AM EST

The bonds of family are made apparent by a local Olympic torchbearer.

Joanne Wolfe is a mother who works for a securities company and spends time volunteering at Cincinnati Public Schools, WLWT Eyewitness News 5's Leigh Searcy reported.

Wolfe was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998 and she proves that the disease does not have to get in the way of her life.

"Everybody has to cope with something. There are difficulties with families. There's always something and this is my something," Wolfe said.

Wolfe remains active and on the go with her husband and her two daughters. The family will all carry the Olympic torch together, Searcy reported.

"I'm going to do it with my family. I'm going to be in the wheelchair with my husband pushing it. My daughter will carry the torch for me," Wolfe said. "It's something I've always wanted to be a part of. It's just exciting to me that I'm still able to do it. It's a way to continue on."

Stay with WLWT Eyewitness News 5 and for more on the Olympic torchbearers in the Cincinnati area, including a torch special Monday at 7 p.m.

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