Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
March IVth, MMXI
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
A truly historic David in sports David. The widow of one of the National Hockey League's (NHL) greatest bruisers & fighters, Bob Probert released his autopsy results on his brain. Mrs. Dani Probert showed that Bob died from traumatic brain injuries caused by concussions, otherwise known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Especially sad because the old fighter was such a great family guy, he just went II young at age XLV (45.)
Luckily as he knew he was getting sicker, Bob told his wife he wanted his brain donated II Boston University's School of Medicine (Centre IV The Study Of Traumatic Encephalopathy) so that scientists & educators could study it & learn from the disease to help future athletes & other victims. What a class guy II the end, sadly, Dani had only VI more months with Bob beIV having to fill his wish.
One Tough Cookie,
Source: The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana & "The CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson", Roger Smith.