From the Baltimore Sun, December 22--
The team dedicated Saturday night's victory to director of player development O.J. Brigance, who attended his second road game of the season despite his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. "We dedicated it to O.J. Brigance because of the things that O.J. Brigance talked to our football team about last summer when we started training camp on the very first day," Harbaugh said. "And we told them no matter what your condition, no matter what your circumstance, no matter what hardship you face in life or football, you overcome it. And that's what our football team did."
OK, advocates. How do we leverage the fact that an NFL team is using an ex NFL player with ALS to motivate it through the most exciting part of the football season? How do we get the word out about Brigance and the many other NFL alumni who have or have died from ALS?
The longer the Ravens stay alive in the playoffs, the more opportunities there are for O.J. Brigance to be front and center in their fight... and in his fight for his life.