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.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Move Over, Coaches. There Will Be A VIP On The Superbowl Sidelines Tomorrow.

OZARK, Mo. -- Thanks to his NFL-playing cousin, an Ozark resident who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease is getting the opportunity of a lifetime. "He's been battling with pneumonia so that's been our only concern," said Heather Cook. Those words from Heather Cook about her husband, Alfonzo, sound a bit scary. But not even pneumonia will keep them from leaving the cold of Missouri for sunny Florida. That's where Cook's cousin, Tampa Bay safety Jermain Phillips, got them sideline passes for the Super Bowl.

Heather says there was really only one thing to consider. "We had to make sure everything was wheelchair accessable." That's because Alfonzo suffers from ALS, the fatal neuromuscular illness that claims 90 percent of its victims within 10 years.

Cook, a former college football player at Mid-America Nazarene, was diagnosed two years ago.
Nice cousin!

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