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The Daily: Chris Snow Death Hits NHL Hard; Killorn Out Six Weeks



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Sportswriters don’t like to use the words “brave” and “courageous” for on-field, or or-ice performances, because they understand, sadly, that those words will be required for far more serious situations.

Such is the case of Chris Snow’s death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The Calgary Flames assistant general manager was taken off life support Saturday and his organs were donated.  Snow was 42. He publicly battled against the disease for more than four years, living longer than most ALS patients.

The word “courageous” is right for his story. His was a courageous fight. Snow inspired others by living his best life even after his diagnosis. He went to work, and loved his wife and children like only Chris could. His wife Kelsie used social media to chronicle the details of his fight. Her words serve as a lovely tribute to how hard he fought to live with the disease.

People who knew him fought back tears talking about his death. He lived life well right to the end, with his final act the donation of his organs.

Read Eric Francis’ story on Sportsnet. It paints a lovely picture of what made Snow special.  Chris and Kelsie had two children.

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