Jimmy talks with Super Bowl Champ & Pro Bowl Selection Ryan Clark. Ryan was the Keynote speakers at this year’s Inova DC Sports Medicine Summit in Washington DC. He brought an amazing story to the room of healthcare professionals that reminded them to look beyond the diagnosis (or lack of one in his case).
His amazing story, which brought him near death, teaches everyone in the healthcare system to make sure to remember that you’re treating a human being with every interaction.
He also gives us the scoop on which of his 643 career tackles was his favorite and he answers, “Which is the better feeling? A sack, an interception or a forced fumble?”
He also highlights his charity organization http://www.cureleague.org/
About the Cure League
Millions of people worldwide suffer from sickle cell disease — a common genetic blood disorder — and its potentially fatal complications.
The Cure League raises money for sickle cell disease research, clinical care, and increased awareness about this painful, life-threatening disease.
Cure League Goals
Cure League members and benefactors will work together to fund research studies and develop sickle cell disease educational outreach with end goals of:
Finding effective new sickle cell disease treatments
Identifying a cure for sickle cell disease
Expanding patient access to comprehensive sickle cell disease care
Increasing public awareness and reducing the stigma associated with sickle cell disease.
Help the Cure League Defeat Sickle Cell Disease
Dedicated researchers and medical professionals at the University of Pittsburgh’s Vascular Medicine Institute and UPMC need your help and resources to make a difference and end the suffering caused by sickle cell disease.
Get involved in the Cure League for sickle cell disease today and learn about the many ways you can help.