Old The player of the NFL and FOX NFL broadcaster, Tim Green, spokeTuesday of life with ALS and his new book " The Final Season.
"I have lost the use of my voice, and all of my limbs, but I am so grateful for the technology that allows me to write books and work in my law firm and communicate with you like I do now "said Green Fox & Friends welcomes Brian Kilmeade, alongside his son Troy.
Green's son explained that his dad has a tablet that follows his eyes, so when he looks at the screen it works like a keyboard, and when he leaves his eyes idle on a letter for some time he will select this letter. Green has a button he can click to talk.
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Green attended Syracuse University where he was an American football player. Green was drafted in the first round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons and played as a linebacker and defensive end for eight years.
Playing in the NFL, Green also studied law and began his career as a 'writer. By the time he retired from football in 1994, Green had already published his first book and became a lawyer. While doing both of these jobs, he began working as a television host for "FOX NFL Sunday, " Good Morning America " A Current Affair "and others.
Green's new book " The Final Season "details her 12-year-old on son's take on chasing an "insa championship trophyisissable "during the last football season and dealing with the physical deterioration and imminent death of his father caused by ALS.
Green, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2018 , said the book is an "mid-level novel " that is "pretty close to what actually happened to her, her three boys, and her youngest son's otball fo final season.
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Troy and his other brother coached on the sidelines with his father. Troy said he coached the offense and his brother coached the defense.
"It was a different experience for sure, " Troy recalls, noting that it was his father 's last season before his condition worsened.
To join the fight against ALS, Green urged people to buy the book, because allprofits will be donated to Fighting ALS .
ALS is a rare disease that causes progressive degeneration, activation and death of nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movements, such as chewing, walking, speaking and talking. breathing, according to the NINDS . Most people with ALS develop symptoms between the ages of 55 and 75, and the disease usually progresses rapidly, with death occurring three to five years after diagnosis.