"Let's bring it in for Bobby" UPDATE
Bobby Ray and his Wife Claudia (CREDIT: BALSFUND.ORG)
I'm happy to say that many of you have already donated a considerable amount to Bobby Ray's ALS fund. Below is the text of the post I first wrote almost exactly a month ago.
The sentiments are all still very true:
I received some very sad and yet also uplifting news this afternoon. Former Lion footballer, Bobby Ray '90, has been diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Yes, the disease that is named for Columbia's greatest-ever athlete has stricken another Lion.
But the uplifting news is that Bobby is not giving up, and so many of his former teammates are working to raise money for Bobby's efforts to get treatment abroad, (where certain stem cell-based treatments are government-approved).
Bobby's teammates' efforts are impressive, and we all know how close-knit and dedicated to one another the Columbia football players from the late 1980's are. As one of them put in an email to his fellow players: "Let's Bring It In for Bobby"
But this is one battle they should not be fighting alone.
PLEASE take the time to visit balsfund.org and donate to help Bobby here.
As fans, I think it would be a great thing to let Bobby know we care for and are praying for him, even though we may have never known him personally.
No one gets left behind.
Now is the time for the Lions to truly roar.