Steve Smith’s Battle With ALS on HBO’s Real Sports

August 17, 2010 at 9:00 am 3 comments

Penn Staters might be aware that Steve Smith ’87 H&HD, a captain on the Nittany Lions’ 1986 national championship team, has been battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease since 2002. Tonight on HBO’s Real Sports, Smith will be profiled in a segment on the disease (also known as ALS), which focuses on new research showing a connection between ALS and brain damage caused by repeated concussions — just the sort of injury which football players like Smith, who went on to play nine NFL seasons, endure during their careers. It figures to be a heartbreaking segment — you can read this story in the York Daily Record to get a sense of what Smith and his family deal with on a daily basis — but also an important one.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

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  • 1. krasshan  |  August 31, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Saw Real sports. Saw that the brother won’t give up. I have learned from Dr. Gerson circa 1928 (The Gerson Therapy) that all degenerative diseases processes occur because of deficiencies and toxicity as well as management of salt, potassium and protein.

    Please Foward to the Smith Family.

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