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By Matt Neuman
Independent Record 

Pulling no punches in the fight against Parkinson's disease


HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The late great Muhammad Ali went from a fast-talking fireball of a boxer to a stiff, shaky man who could hardly speak at the young age of 43. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's, and spent the rest of his life nearly immobilized by the disease.

At the time, his doctors speculated that his Parkinson's was likely spurred by 30 years of head trauma suffered in boxing.

So it's all the more fitting that a growing group of Helenans have found relief from the debilitating neurological disease by stepping into the ring.

Admittedly, there is no actual ring at Rock Steady Boxing,...

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