Calgary Flames assistant general manager and ALS victim Chris Snow is here smoking baseballs two years after his diagnosis and a year after being told he would be dead
Today is Lou Gehrig’s inaugural day in MLB:
And we have a REALLY cool little story for you.
Meet Chris Snow:
Now I don’t know who this Chris Snow cat is, so I just ran into him too. I couldn’t tell you the very first thing about hockey. It doesn’t matter right now, because the moment I see a guy with ALS sprinkling baseballs all over the field on a bright summer afternoon, so I blog him. This is your wellness story for that mundane
Thursday Wednesday. He’s just a guy 2 years old from being sentenced to death. I mean damn. If this video doesn’t “touch you in the feeling”, then you’ve got a lump of coal to your heart. It’s videos like this that really help put the luck of most of us into perspective. This guy was supposed to be 6 feet shorter than a year ago; today he’s taking BP and enjoying the best game in the world.
I never really thought about his first tweet either; It’s been 80 fucking years (!!!) since Lou Gehrig succumbed to the disease that now bears his name and here we are, in 2021 and there hasn’t been too much progress on a cure. There hasn’t even been much of a way to remove it, at least to my knowledge. This is why viral charities like the Ice Bucket Challenge and other ALC foundations are so important. Chris says he’s $ 30,000 away from reaching his goal of $ 500,000 for his charity, “Snowy Strong”. The stools have always mobilized for a good cause, whether it is for the victims of the Boston Marathon attack or for the Pete Frates ALS Foundation; thought i would throw that in there too.
Here is the link of its foundation:
Let’s go! And I will say this to Chris – do NOT feel guilty about how you are now with the disease compared to others who have had it. Don’t feel guilty at all