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Heartwarming Story on Former Ravens Player, O.J. Brigance, and His Fight Against ALS [Video]

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I dare you to watch this and not shed a tear. O.J. Brigance, who was a former special teams player for the Baltimore Ravens was diagnosed in 2007 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is still no cure. The crippling disease took away O.J.’s ability to use his limbs, and even speak. The touching video below highlights how Brigance inspires the Baltimore Ravens every day and highlights his battle with ALS while continuing to work in the front office.

“Through the triumphs there has come a greater confidence and through the challenges has come a greater clarity of purpose.” – O.J. Brigance


[ESPN]

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  1. […] OJ Brigance is truly an inspiring man. OJ is a former professional football player who played for the Baltimore Ravens. In 2007, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and in the matter of five years, his life has drastically changed. It’s people like OJ that really challenge me on my perspective of life. Am I living everyday to the fullest? Am I making an impact? Am I being all that I can be? Am I using every inch of my talent? Am I living a story worth telling? […]