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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

O. J. Brigance To Be Honored By Rice University

From the Houston Chronicle...

Honoring Brigance

Former Owl linebacker O.J. Brigance will be honored by the athletics department, the R Association and members of the football teams from 1987-91 on April 18 at Rice Stadium.

Brigance, the Baltimore Ravens’ director of player development, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a motor neuron disease, in 2007.

The “Celebration of Courage” at Rice will recognize Brigance’s accomplishments and raise money to fund an endowed scholarship in his name, support the annual designation of the Brigance Courage Award and provide a financial contribution to the Brigance Brigade to support its efforts to promote ALS research and education.

For more information, go to or contact Judith Duvall (, 713-348-6935).

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