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Painted by William Ross- "Pride of the Yankees"

 

 

說到ALS (肌萎縮性脊髓側索硬化症- 俗稱漸凍症),
就不能不提一下Louis Gehrig 了。

"Henry Louis Gehrig (亨利•路易士•賈里格,1903年6月19日-1941年6月2日)是美國職棒大聯盟史上最偉大的一壘手,職棒生涯都效力於紐約洋基。

Louis Gehrig生涯以穩定性高、不易受傷著稱,也因此獲得鐵馬的外號,其他的綽號有「Columbia Lou」、「Biscuit Pants」以及「Larrupin Lou」。

1925年至1939年的14年間,Louis Gehrig連續出賽2130場比賽,直到罹患「肌肉萎縮性側索硬化症」,才停止出賽 "
(Reference: 維基)

對美國大眾而言,
Louis Gehrig 最令人感動的,
應該就是他的退役演講了。

那年他36歲,
正處於人生顛峰,
可是突然患了ALS這種絕症..
想必是人生一大打擊

不過他沒有因此氣餒,
反而鼓起勇氣,
面對全場球迷說出了一段偉大的演說:

“Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about a bad break I got. Yet today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”
(球迷啊,過去的兩個禮拜,你們想必得知了我的壞消息….
不過今天,我認為我是這個地球表面上最幸運的人)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qswig8dcEAY
(當時演講片段)

因為這對鼓舞人心的演說,
ALS 後來被美國一般大眾稱為Lou Gehrig’s disease (盧•賈里格症)。

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你看到的這張圖片,
標題是” Pride of the Yankees”
畫中的人物正是Louis Gehrig

畫家是一名叫做William Ross的美國人,
很不幸的… Ross在畫這幅畫的時候也被診斷了ALS

Ross剛開始患病的時候非常氣餒..
他在短短幾個月之間失去了雙手的功能

身為一位畫家,
如果失去了雙手,
還有什麼生存的意義呢?

Ross的醫生知道後跟他說了一句話:
“親愛的Ross啊,既然你雙手不能用了,
為什麼不乾脆用嘴巴畫呢?”

Ross聽了後恍然大悟。

他在剩下的日子努力作畫
逝世之前留下了許多名作

沒錯,
你現在看到的這幅畫,
就是Ross用嘴巴一筆一筆畫出來的。

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  • 訪客
  • 小百合 我想看你的冰桶挑戰,可以再放一次嗎?(^人^)
  • 嘿嘿,這是秘密喔 XD

    請你等下次如何? XD

    lilyfishyfish 於 2014/09/27 09:10 回覆

  • 鄉民
  • 親愛的小百合~請問你的小小留學史合時會出第六集~~好想看呀!!!
    怎麼停在最吊人胃口的地方Q_Q
  • 我打了一半...

    就沒打了

    有動力再打,
    請等等喔 XD

    (我就是這麼任性,嘿嘿嘿)

    lilyfishyfish 於 2014/09/27 09:15 回覆

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  • Lou Gehrig's Farewell Address

    Listen Here
    "Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.

    "Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I'm lucky. Who wouldn't consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball's greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I'm lucky.

    "When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift - that's something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies - that's something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter - that's something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body - it's a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed - that's the finest I know.

    "So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for."

    - Lou Gehrig
  • 找到原文了!!

    謝謝分享 XD

    lilyfishyfish 於 2015/11/21 05:47 回覆