Some terrible news out of Calgary today, as Kelsie Snow announced in a letter to fans that her husband Chris Snow, assistant GM of the Flames, has been diagnosed with ALS. Kelsie explains in a long, heartfelt note that the family is still positive and hopes fans will continue to treat her husband the same way. A small part of the letter explains her readiness to fight the disease:
Someone has to be the first person to live with ALS rather than die from it, and one thing I’ve always known about Chris is that he finds a way. No matter the obstacle, no matter how unprecedented the situation may be – he always, always finds a way.
Snow, 38, was promoted to AGM in September after working with the Flames for several years as head of their analytics department. The former baseball journalist was a pioneer in bringing analytics to the hockey world, first working for the Minnesota Wild between 2006 and 2010.
There’s nothing positive about a diagnosis like this, other than the strength and resolve that Kelsie shows in how she describes the situation. At PHR, we send our best wishes to Chris and the entire Snow family.
They have set up a place to donate towards ALS research through the University of Miami. To donate, please visit this link: http://uom.convio.net/goto/chrissnow