Man dedicated his life to telling the world about the scourge of Lou Gehrig’s disease

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Seventy-five years ago, today, a man named Lou Gehrig gave a famous speech at Yankee Stadium.

Older folks know Gehrig as one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

To younger folks who have heard the name, it may only be from the disease named after him. Lou Gehrig’s disease is a neurological disorder that is fatal, but because it is relatively rare, there isn’t a lot of research on how to cure or even manage it.

This edition of the Buckley Report shows us one man who used Lou Gehrig’s famous speech to try to change that before it was too late for himself and thousands of others.


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