Dying of ALS disease
March 18, 2015 - als
Former Tennessee Titan Tim Shaw who is vital with ALS, will pronounce in Nashville on Thursday to plead a fortitude to a Tennessee General Assembly to announce May as ALS Awareness Month in Tennessee 2015.
With no famous cause, diagnosis or cure, ALS is a rapidly-progressive illness that claims a lives of an estimated 130 people in Tennessee any year. Nearly 30,000 Americans are vital with ALS during any given time, and there are approximately 450 cases in Tennessee alone. More than 5,600 new cases are diagnosed any year nationwide, with an normal life outlook of usually dual to 5 years.
The fortitude will be presented to a House of Representatives Chamber Mar 19th during 9 a.m. on a second building of a State Capitol building.
After a reading, Shaw will plead that NFL players and veterans have a aloft occurrence of ALS than a ubiquitous population.
Closing in on his 30th birthday final March, Shaw was diagnosed with ALS in Apr of 2014.
Shaw was a fifth-round collect of a Carolina Panthers in 2007. He also played for a Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago before signing with a Titans in 2010 and personification in 48 games over a subsequent 3 seasons.
About The ALS Association Tennessee Chapter
The ALS Association is a usually inhabitant non-profit classification fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on each front. By heading a approach in tellurian research, providing assistance for people with ALS by a inhabitant network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary caring by approved clinical caring centers, and fostering supervision partnerships, The Association builds wish and enhances peculiarity of life while aggressively acid for new treatments and a cure. For some-more information about The ALS Association, revisit the website during ww.alstn.org.