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    man who walked the earth around the early to mid 1900’s. The real “Iron Man” is truly named Lou Gehrig and is the real hero. Lou Gehrig was born in a enormous town named New York City. Lou was one of four children and the only one who survived through infancy and the struggles his family went through in his early life. At the age of 11 he was able to swim across the Hudson River (Encyclopedia). Lou was an astonishing athlete as a young boy and continued to grow from there. The Gehrig family did not make a lot of money but they obtained enough money to pay the bills and put food on the table. Lou’s…

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    Lou Gehrig Biography Essay

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    everything can change in the blink of an eye. The only people that know this have suffered from a debilitating disease. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, is a very deadly disease that may be currently affecting 30,000 Americans by damaging motor control in the body. Lou Gehrig was an American legend. Very few baseball players were as good as he was, and even fewer were as humble. He believed in working hard and never giving up; because of his morals, he was a baseball great and the country…

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    Lou Gehrig Biography

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    “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth,” The beloved baseball star Lou Gehrig once said. Lou Gehrig was an amazing baseball player. He was known for his hard work and iron will. Lou Gehrig was the Iron Horse of the New York Yankees, he became one of the best in baseball at a young age, and sadly, he retired young from a deadly disease, that later killed him. Lou Gehrig was born June 19, 1903 in New York, at an early age He helped his mom run errands while she was…

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    Cte Crisis In Sports

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    CTE Crisis Today, people begin to question sports regulations due to a massive discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis being found in the majority of athletes. As a whole, people are not seeing the true effects of athletes are struggling through. When one football game is over, fans continue into the next week and expect the same CTE-ridden athletes to endanger their life. However, this has been a national crisis we all have been blinded to for years.…

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    There are many people that have inspired my life but there is only one that has had the greatest impact on my life. That person is the one and the only, the legend, the "Iron Horse" Lou Gehrig. Lou Gehrig has done many inspirational things in his life like living with Lou Gehrig 's disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. He was diagnosed with this rare disease on his thirty-sixth birthday in the year 1939. This disease is a progressive neurological disorder. The…

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    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: The disease that killed the Iron Horse Diseases do not discriminate between socioeconomic status, race or activity level and has little mercy. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is such a disease. Nicknamed the “Iron Horse”, famed first baseman for the New York Yankees Lou Gehrig, was one of the first individuals to bring ALS into the forefront of the general populations mind’s, after dying from the disease after being…

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    During 1938 baseball season, a great and prominent baseball player named Lou Gehrig noticed his performance on and off the field was not what it was supposed to be. He found himself stumbling over curbs and when running bases, he was more tired than usual, and he was fumbling the ball. On June 19, 1939, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on his thirty-sixth birthday. In the same year, Lou Gehrig retired from baseball, still considering himself to be the luckiest man alive…

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    are making more progress than ever before, however, is the publicity actually being used to exhibit a positive message, or is it simply being used to create one time fads? Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist, once said, “What is interesting is the power and the impact of social media... So we must try to use social media in a good way.” Campaigns, like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have attempted “to use social media in a good way”, but sometimes, their efforts are deficient in spreading…

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    Nancy Ibarra Mrs. Blevens ERWC October 19, 2016 ALS/CTE/Head Trauma Many sports involve physical contact, athletes usually start at a young age, so when they play a sport in their life, they are bound to fall in love with it. “ALS” is the most common disease in sports, athletes are usually the ones at greater risk of developing “ALS”. Lou Gehrig was a baseball player who developed “ALS” at the highlight of his career, making this…

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    The Mysterious Incurable Diseases “... Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.” This quote was presented in the speech of Lou Gehrig. Two years later he passes away from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a disease commonly known as the Lou Gehrig 's disease. The 33rd Vice-President of the United States, Henry A. Wallace was also a victim of ALS. Jovan Belcher, a football player that died from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy(CTE). A disease that made him commit…

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