BALTIMORE (AP) O.J. Brigance will hold a celebration Tuesday on the 10th anniversary of a day that forever changed his life.
On May 16, 2007, the former Baltimore Ravens linebacker learned he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. There is no known cure for the motor neuron disease commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease, and the life expectancy after being diagnosed is usually two to five years.
Only 10 percent of those with ALS live 10 years beyond the diagnosis, which explains why Brigance and his wife, Chanda, intend to savor the moment.