Charley Harraway - Early Symptoms of Alzheimer's

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Charley Harraway - Early Symptoms of Alzheimer's

Postby Red_One43 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:49 pm

Along with Larry Brown, Charley Harraway was one of my favorite Redskins, though it is good to read an article about him. It is sad to hear that he is already suffering from Alzheimer's.

Charlie Harraway. Height: 6-2 Weight: 215 Age: 67. Born: 9/21/1944 Oklahoma City , OK. College: San Jose State. Experience: 8 Seasons - 5 with the Redskins

Harraway guesses he had 20 or more concussions in his playing days, when he blocked for teammates Leroy Kelly and Larry Brown and carried the ball for more than 3,100 yards himself.

He's paying a price for all those head blows.

For the past 20 years, Harraway's had periodic memory lapses, brief but scary episodes where he doesn't recognize his surroundings. This spring, doctors found early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a probable consequence of the pounding Harraway's brain suffered during his football career.


http://www.cleveland.com/science/index. ... ley_h.html

http://www.nfl.com/player/charlieharraw ... 84/profile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVwAr-PU5Lk

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Postby Countertrey » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:03 pm

I'm very sad to hear about this. Alzhemers is a deep and personal family tragedy. I was just thinking about him last week... selfless guy, excellent blocker, excellent receiver out of the backfield, hard nosed runner...
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Postby aswas71788 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:08 pm

As Countertrey says, Alzheimer's is a personal tragedy. At 67 years old, it is possible that he would have had the problem anyway. At that age, any of us can have the same problem. My neighbor has had the same symptoms for 20+ years and he was an accountant. He no longer recognizes his kids or friends anymore. I am not trying to downgrade the problem but it is a condition that knows no boundaries or is career specific. Remember to say a prayer for Mr. Harraway.

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