Then, inGleason announced he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosisotherwise known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Over the next few years his muscles would cease functioning, first eroding his ability to walk, then to speak, and finally to breathe on his own. They showed Varisco as she fed her husband with one hand and her newborn with the other.
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Some studies do suggest that football and its attendant concussions might play a role.Adult Seeking Sex Tonight East Bethel
Inan article in the journal Neurology found that professional football players are four times more likely to die of ALS than the general population. Hereditary factors explain only a small percentage of ALS cases.Local Girls That Want Fuck
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With that sport, head-butting might be the culprit. Other studies have found simply that concussions seem to be a risk factor for ALS, regardless of whether one is a professional athlete.
For one thing, 40 percent of ALS patients are women. And other studies have found no increased risk of ALS among high-school football players or in rugby players. Today, Blind fuck date Gleason breathes with the help of a machine and has survived longer than many experts predicted.
He consults with Microsoft on new technologies for the paralyzed, and Michel and Blind fuck date Gleason credit this sense of purpose with helping him beat tuck odds. But what, exactly, causes any given case of ALS remains a mystery. We want to hear what you think about this article.
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