Topeka Maintenance Man Turned Wrestler Battles Multiple Sclerosis

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- A Topeka man is a maintenance worker by day and a professional wrestler by night. But he also suffers from a battle of his own.

Fans have cheered on 39-year-old Tommy Randles for years and some didn't even know about his secret struggle.

Anytime something needs repair at the Shawnee County Courthouse, maintenance man Tommy Randles is there to fix it.

"I'm the Mr. Fix it Guy for the courthouse," Tommy says.

When he isn't fixing things at the courthouse, he is on the mat.

"I am a professional wrestler. My name is Tommy Snow," says Tommy.

Tommy Randles transforms into Tommy Snow-a wild, crazy and fearless professional wrestler!

What many fans may not know is inside the ring, Tommy's biggest fight isn't against his opponent, he's been battling Multiple Sclerosis for the last 15 years, an incurable disease that affects the central nervous system.

"I hid it for quite a while. I didn't know if I would get banned from wrestling. I couldn't really walk, I lost lower sensation in my legs," says Tommy.

He says MS at times makes his hands and feet feel numb, but he isn't letting it stop him.

"You don't need a lot of feeling to get slammed on the mat," laughs Tommy.

"I was pretty astonished that he was able to keep living his dream. It was pretty amazing and inspiring," says fan and former wrestler, Brenda Schmidt.

After therapy, Tommy Snow is back in the ring. He has the letters "MS" tattooed on his back.

"That way it's always going to be behind me, it will never catch up. I hope I can inspire others that no matter what, there is no goal that is unattainable," he says.