Replying to Andy Ripley and other boofheads
Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:39 AM
An "iffy" pick next year imo...
Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:24 AM
Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:55 AM
He might be fucked but he still made it to Edinburgh for today's match.
Springbok legend says motor neurone disease has made him a better person
He is sitting in an upstairs room at the University of Edinburgh’s Peffermill Playing Fields, 42 years old and in a wheelchair, 89 caps, 38 tries and one World Cup and none of it matters any more to Joost van der Westhuizen as he talks about the importance of family and what really matters in life. There are two things that we as humans take for granted. One is health and the other is time and the great Springbok scrum-half is not blessed with either.
“There is no time to worry about death,” he says....
Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:15 PM
Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:13 PM
No, relatively speaking, but compared to an even he was at in Argentina in January/February, it's a swift decline. The effort for him to talk and the fact that's he's now wheelchair bound doesn't bode well. But to still be able to fly around and to try and raise the message about the disease and remain so positive, is thoroughly uplifting. I hope he's still with us in 2015, but sadly, I suspect he will not.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 05:14 PM
Alot thinner around the shoulders and chest, i think he is a good bet for 2014. At the start of the year he could walk ,talk and eat unaided in 9 months he has lost all of them . Its very sad and i said this before but it's a truly horrible disease , i really can't see him surviving another 14 months.
Posted 01 November 2013 - 05:28 AM
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