Extra Effort: ISU Linebacker Remembering Father’s Fight vs ALS
January 10, 2015 - als
WMBD.WYZZ-TV – NORMAL, Ill. – ISU linebacker Pat Meehan is vehement to be personification for a inhabitant pretension Saturday.
He’s also vehement for all a fans and alumni who are anxious to see a Redbirds in a championship game.
“That support drives us even further,” pronounced Meehan. “It excites is in practice. Gets us by peractice and a additional film sessions and all that. Makes it all value it.”
Meehan is all about support. As a center linebacker, he’s a backbone of his team’s defense.
And afterwards there’s his support of a quarrel opposite ALS. He led a assign with his team’s ice bucket plea during a commencement of a season.
“My sister challenged me. we was going to do it anyway,” pronounced Meehan. “I got with Joe (Whitson), a trainer. We motionless to make a thing of it. It was cold to know my teammates had my back. They all got in a video.”
Meehan’s father died mislaid his conflict with ALS in 2013. Now a youth helps spearhead a golf tour in his father’s name to lift income for a quarrel opposite Lou Gehrig’s disease.
“It’s flourishing any year. We lift income for a ALS program,” pronounced Meehan. “I consider each year it will grow. Hope to keep that flourishing and get as most as we can. Every time I’m on a field, we demeanour adult in a stands. we see my mom and see everybody there. we only know my father is examination each time. It’s a certain feeling we get. we only know.”