Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Since Our Minds Have Moved To Football This Weekend

One of the horrible ironies of ALS is the number of athletes and active, fit people who are diagnosed. Since the NFL kicked off over the weekend, perhaps we can tweak some sportswriters to raise the visibility of how often ALS hits professional (and college and high school) football stars. Here's a list from ALScounts --

What do these former NFL stars have in common?
Eric Scroggins
O.J. Brigance
Glenn Montgomery
Pete Duranko
Peter Demmerle
Steve Smith
Tony Proudfoot (CFL)
Bob Waters
Orlando Thomas
Wally Hilgenberg
Yes, it's ALS. Does this seem strange to anyone else?
Is ALS a fringe benefit of a football career?

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