Dylan Atack, our 'senior' waterboy called and asked me
to post this story which has greatly saddened him.
Jay McNeil in fight of his life
By ERIC FRANCIS, CALGARY SUN
Dylan reached out to the Stampeders' Jay Mc Neil
last year when he heard that Jay's son was diagnosed
with the same condition Dylan has, autism.
They met last summer and Jay told Dylan
how much the message Dylan wrote to him lifted his spirits
and how much he appreciated meeting him in person.
Jay Mc Neil ex-Calgary Stampeder
"It's a type of non-Hodgkin's follicular lymphoma
that doesn't go into remission --
it just develops slowly, and we can't treat it with chemo
unless it starts speeding up," said the 38-year-old fan favourite
who wrapped up a 13-year career
with the Stamps last winter.
Would this be the same, or a similar, disease
that Mario Lemieux had and conquered?