It was crushing news to the once active 43- year- old veteran.
But this week she tried out a new device at the Rhinelander Veterans Affairs Clinic that gives her a new outlook on life.¬†
"She has very limited or no use of some leg muscles," said Rhinelander V.A. Physical Therapist Dr. Wesley Spurgeon.¬†
The disease broke down the ability for her brain to talk to the nerves in her legs.
¬†She went from a cane to crutches to a wheelchair.¬†
"It was kind of crushing, I was using a cane within a year of my diagnosis," said Bowman.¬†
Last month Spurgeon offered some hope to Bowman.¬†
He learned about a nerve stimulator at a class.
"We place electrodes over the top of the muscle we want to stimulate," said Spurgeon.