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Gino Odjick STILL ALIVE!!

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:50 am
by Pete
On June 26, 2014, Odjick revealed that he was diagnosed with the rare terminal disease AL amyloidosis. Al amyloidosis is a rare blood disorder and its exact cause is often unknown, according to Dr. Diego Delgado, a cardiologist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.[18] This condition had slowly been hardening his heart by coating it in abnormal protein deposits, which eventually led to Odjick suffering a heart attack.[19] He received the Indspire Award in the sports category in 2015.[20] Despite being given just months to live, Odjick turned to an experimental new treatment for his illness. The experimental treatment appeared to have worked, and Odjick's condition is no longer considered terminal. [21]

(turns out the experimental drug was hydroxychloroquine. nah I just made that part up lol)