Friday, March 28, 2008

Jonesing for a Fix to Tyrone's Cancer

Background: Tyrone Jones is 46, and a former star player in the CFL. But he's seen better days.

"On a scale of one to 10, I'm a four," he managed over the phone yesterday...

Jones, 46, was given six months to live -- and that was three years ago...

The cancer has disfigured the left side of his face, causing partial paralysis...

"It made the side of his face cave in... He doesn't eat, because the way his face is turned, he really can't chew. And when he swallows, he chokes."
I don't see how this could be worse. Then again, he was a CFL player. If he was an NFL player who had to rely on their sterling care of retired players, he'd probably be dead by now.

[Winnipeg Sun]

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