Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly know as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis, and ultimately, respiratory failure. One is expected to live between 2-5 years after their first signs of the disease. The scarier part is that over 450,000 people worldwide live with ALS and every 90 minutes someone else is diagnosed with it.
With that information in mind, now think of how difficult it would be for an NFL player to battle this disease. Football players live and die in the gym, giving all they got into their workouts in order to be prepared come game day. The folks at STACK took a look into the battle former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw goes through day in and day out. Once a high level athlete who would intensely prepare his body to be as peppered as possible to go to battle every Sunday, he now faces a more intense and courageous fight. A fight for his life, if this video doesn’t inspire you then you might not have a pulse. God willing, Tim Shaw will become a pioneer in defeating this horrific disease once and for all
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