Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Marcie Gibson is completely paralyzed by ALS and lies in her wheelchair, with a specialized computer in front of her. She wants the ALS Association to spend the more than $100 million recently raised solely on research.
You’ve probably seen the videos of athletes, movie stars, and just plain folk dumping buckets of ice cold water over their heads. Perhaps the most memorable is of a Rockwall native, who has been an ALS patient for 12 years.
A federal judge in Philadelphia has again declined to approve deals for some of the retired players suing the NFL over concussions.
Under the formula, men under 45 would get the most money because of their lifetime needs. The money decreases with age and the severity of the cognitive problem.
Some former players and others think the league is getting off cheap in its tentative settlement with victims of concussion-related brain injuries.
A little more than two years after a freak accident led to the discovery and diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease, a North Texas firefighter and paramedic has died. On January 16, 2013, Mansfield first responder Jarrod Brodnax lost his battle with ALS.
NFL Hall of Famer Earl Campbell says he is undergoing nerve treatment after doctors ruled out concerns that he might have Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Starting today expect to see members of Dallas Fire Rescue, standing at busy street corners, collecting money for Muscular Dystrophy. The annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign is underway and for the next three days firefighters will be fanned out across the city to accept donations.
British scientist Stephen Hawking has managed to survive with a crippling disease. The physicist and cosmologist was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease when he was a 21-year-old student at Cambridge University. Most people die within a few years of the diagnosis. On Sunday, Hawking will turn 70.