Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw used the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to announce that he has been diagnosed with the frightening disease.
PennLive.com's Bob Flounders provided a look at the video:
Former PSU LB Tim Shaw announces in video he has ALS: (video link): https://t.co/hbdCjQnzbF— Bob Flounders (@BobbyFlo7) August 20, 2014
The team posted a video to Instagram in tribute to their former teammate:
Shaw, who was selected in the fifth round of the 2007 draft out of Penn State, played for four NFL organizations—most recently the Tennessee Titans.
The challenge, which is intended to raise awareness and funding for research, has been sweeping through the nation like wildfire over the past couple of weeks, but this particular one from Shaw was especially inspiring.
According to several reports, the challenge has resulted in a massive increase in donations: