Lou Gehrig’s Disease
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.
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