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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

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Let's lump all these folks into one thread.  Not all of them are past NFL players, though a chunk of them are (Steve Gleason, Tim Shaw, OJ Brigance, etc).  Lest we forget the Pete Frates of the world, Jason Becker or even Stephen Hawking (though he's covered plenty elsewhere), or the late Sam Shepard.  Not every affliction needs it's own thread, but this one is pretty well-defined and the progression easy enough to follow.

And with that, a Tim Shaw update.  He looks good enough, not even in a wheelchair at this point, so I think we can give him a pass to 2019 before we need to check in on him.
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Great thread. 

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Steve Gleason

Augie Nieto

Stephen Hillenburg

Jeff Capel II

Fernando Ricksen

Steve Smith

O J Brigance

Neale Daniher

Nanci Ryder

Stephen Hawking 

Paul Shrubb

Doddie Weir

Noel Conway

Pete Frates

Jason Becker

 

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1 minute ago, Sean said:

William White

 

4 minutes ago, Sean said:

Steve Gleason

Augie Nieto

Stephen Hillenburg

Jeff Capel Jr

Fernando Ricksen

Steve Smith

O J Braigance

Neale Daniher

Nanci Ryder

Stephen Hawking 

Paul Shrubb

Doddie Weir

Noel Conway

Pete Frates

Jason Becker

 

I was thinking of a theme team this year but couldn't come up with 20 quality names.  Another reason to start this thread I guess. LOL
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Former college great and NFL player Rickey Dixon was diagnosed with ALS a couple years ago.  In six years in the NFL, Dixon played for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Raiders. He spent five seasons with the Bengals, and one with the Los Angeles Raiders.
Anyway, there was an ESPN special on him yesterday.

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15 minutes ago, Sean said:

Lucy Lintott

 

Forum newcomer (:P) casually naming someone several DDPers had been keeping quiet on the off chance.

 

Not me, of course. Others...

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Honestly, this is a very unnecessary thread. All of these individuals could be named elsewhere, so I don't see the need for this thread.

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Let's also create a thread for everyone with cancer.....

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Just now, Dead Wait said:

Let's also create a thread for everyone with cancer.....

And the sniffles....

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Hey, if someone wanted to start a list of every famous person with pancreatic cancer still alive, including those not in the press, I woudn't stop them...

 

*starts taking notes*

 

:lol:

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1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

And the sniffles....

and while we're at it, type 2 diabetes...

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I was going to post a shot of the diner from Happy Days, Al's, as a joke here, but it was called "Arnold's" and the (owner who wasn't Pat Morita) was Al.

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2 hours ago, Dead Wait said:

Let's also create a thread for everyone with cancer.....

Many people have survived cancer.No one has survived ALS.

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I'm on a forum with a topic entitled Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. I almost feel out of my depth.

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1 hour ago, Sean said:

Many people have survived cancer.No one has survived ALS.

No one has survived life

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27 minutes ago, bladan said:

No one has survived life

Good point. Let's list everyone who is alive.......!

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I'll throw marieke vervoort into the ring (she couldn't stop me) but it does seem a silly kind of a thread. If not famous in any way, there is a thread for that. If famous, there are plenty of options. And its MND not this american two name pish.

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55 minutes ago, Dead Wait said:

Good point. Let's list everyone who is alive.......!

Okay. 

Stephen Spielberg

Bill Clinton

Mike Tyson

Morrisey

Franklin Graham

Adam Sandler

My Physics Teacher

 

People can add more if they want...

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5 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

Okay. 

Stephen Spielberg

Bill Clinton

Mike Tyson

Morrisey

Franklin Graham

Adam Sandler

My Physics Teacher

 

People can add more if they want...

 

Okay...

 

Stephen Spielberg

Bill Clinton

Mike Tyson

Morrissey

Franklin Graham

Adam Sandler

Joey's Physics Teacher

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Emilia Clarke

Felix Kjellberg

Emperor Akihito

Lady Colin Campbell

Theresa May

Vince Offer

Mark Sauceda

Rebecca Black

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