Former NFL actor diagnosed with ALS wonders if football is to blame

November 15, 2014 - als

EARTH CITY, MO (KTVI)-A year ago, Tim Shaw was personification football with a Tennessee Titans. Now, he’s battling ALS. Amyotrophic parallel sclerosis (ALS), mostly called “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” is a on-going neurodegenerative illness that affects haughtiness cells in a mind and a spinal cord.

St. Louis Rams manager Jeff Fisher was Shaw’s manager when he played in 2010 for a Tennessee Titans. When fisher listened that Shaw was entrance to city he invited him out to watch a Rams practice.

Shaw said, “It’s funny, I’m a Rams fan now. we was not before currently but…..”

Shaw spent a day renewing aged friendships with several Rams coaches and players, though life has altered for this former tough and dirty linebacker and special teams captain. Many stream players are profitable special courtesy to his new mission. Shaw is during slightest a fourth NFL actor to be diagnosed with ALS in a past 7 years.

“Here we stand, 30 years aged and diagnosed with ALS. Is a NFL to blame? we wish to find out. we don’t censure them privately though let’s do a research.”

Shaw was diagnosed with ALS in April. He announced a diagnosis in August.

”My physique fights me a small bit on some things. we am staying active. I’m staying moving. we will not stop. we won’t lay down and lay still.”

Tim took a Ice Bucket Challenge over a summer, though he says he has to do more.

“The ice bucket challenge? It’s gone. It’s in a behind of the minds. So let’s pierce forward. Let’s keep articulate about this lets keep lifting money. Let’s keep lifting awareness.”

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