Saturday, February 16, 2008

"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 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.


At Sun Feb 17, 12:02:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news.

Truthfully though, why is it that Columbia fans avoid posting even short notes on the meaningful posts like this? You guys post a million comments on the football articles but avoid these like the plague. Makes me wonder...

At Sun Feb 17, 11:48:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that you may have something there.
My comments on this blog are usually initiated by reading other people's thoughts.
I am going to donate now.
Thanks for the push

At Mon Feb 18, 01:27:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so important to support this young man. I know from personal experience how devastating this disease is. Please consider even a small donation. We, as a group, are a football family and everything counts.

At Tue Feb 19, 05:05:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger DOC said...

Please check Bobby's website and give what you can to a truly courageous Columbian. Somehow this seems more important than the other topics but regretfully gets the least interest.


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