Globe/T. Rob Brown Robin Creemer, left, of Joplin, who has suffered with M.S. for 39 years, speaks to Alex Solomon, of Cobden, Ill., as he and other cyclists eat lunch Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2012, at Wheat State Pizza in Pittsburg, Kan. Creemer said she was diagnosed with M.S. when she was 21 and she was one of the 11,500 Winter Olympics 2002 torch carriers when she carried the torch under the St. Louis Arch. She said she likes to come out to show her support and to encourage the cyclists. "Their being here gives us hope that there's people out here fighting for us," Creemer said. "Hopefully soon, M.S. will be no more."
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