Keeping - TheCount - Since 2005! - November 25, 2015
Legendary athlete and sportscaster, Frank Gifford‘s brain has been donated to a study that focuses on CTE, a brain disorder thought to be as a result of multiple concussions.
Kathy Lee Gifford says her late Hall of Fame husband suffered from a traumatic brain injury most likely caused during his NFL career. Gifford died in August at the age of 84.
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Gifford family says he was diagnosed with CTE (a progressive degenerative brain disease) before he passed. But the Giffords don’t appear to hold a grudge with the NFL over Frank’s condition — saying they SUPPORT the league … just as Frank did.
The family says they’re donating Frank’s brain “in hopes of contributing to the advancement of medical research concerning the link between football and traumatic brain injury.” h/t tmz
The Gifford family says they are in hopes Frank’s brain can be a “small part of the solution to an urgent problem concerning anyone involved with football, at any level.”
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