O.J. Brigance turns 42 on Thursday. If you feel like buying the former Ravens linebacker and the team's current director of player development a birthday present, a donation to the Brigance Brigade Foundation would be a nice gesture. If you are shirtless and have just $29 to your name, consider buying this T-shirt.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the foundation, whose mission is to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The foundation also provides financial support for ALS patients and their families, raising more than $500,000 with the help of the Packard Center (at Johns Hopkins).
Brigance, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2007, has dedicated his life to finding a cure for ALS. He can no longer walk or speak, but he can communicate via a device called DynaVox, as Mike Klingaman reported two weeks ago, and he continues to be an inspiration for those inside and outside the Ravens locker room.