(WSYR-TV) – He was a star football player at Liverpool High School, All-American at Syracuse NFL career, Wednesday night Tim Green revealed he has ALS.
Green, who now lives in Skaneateles, went on to become an author, attorney and commentator after his NFL career.
It's okay when life's a struggle …
While the football field is far away, I find myself in a formidable struggle.
For the past five years I've been coping with some neurological problems in my hands. The first thing I do to my elbows in football is the culprit, so they are trying to release the nerve, but the issue persisted and my voice started to weaken as well. That's the only reason I've had to visit visiting schools to talk with kids. Finally, I was diagnosed with ALS. That's the bad news.
Now the good news: Like many conditions, ALS has different forms. While I'm extremely grateful that mine is a slow-progressing version of the disease.
Merit Cudkowicz at Mass General Hospital as my doctor. She is one of the top as specialists in the world, but as research is grossly underfunded and together with friends like you, we can make a huge difference to those with the disease and those who want to have it in the future.
As always, I want to spend the coming days and years counting the blessings. Today I want to take a walk. I want to work and write and kiss each of my kids as well as my beautiful wife. That's a great day. As good as it gets …
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