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In 12 years with ALS, former Baltimore Raven O.J. Brigance finds 'way to be part of the solution'

In 12 years with ALS, former Baltimore Raven O.J. Brigance finds 'way to be part of the solution'

Next month will mark a dozen years since O.J. Brigance had to make an important decision. The former Baltimore Ravens linebacker, diagnosed with the motor neuron disorder often known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, had to figure out what to do with his remaining years.

At the sixth annual “Brigance Brigade” footrace in Canton on Sunday, Brigance said the strong support for his foundation’s fundraiser confirmed he made the right choice: “To not focus on the problem, but find a way to be part of the solution.”

The 5.7-kilometer race — slightly longer...

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