CALGARY Flames assistant general manager Chris Snow has suffered cardiac arrest during his ongoing battle with ALS.
His wife Kelsie shared the heartbreaking update on social media, revealing that paramedics were able to get his heart beating again but he suffered “a catastrophic brain injury due to lack of oxygen.”
“His doctors don’t expect him to wake up from this,” Kelsie wrote. “My chest feels torn and hollowed out.
“Chris is the most beautiful and brilliant person I have ever met and life without him feels untenable. Hug your people.”
Snow was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2019 at age 37.
Last year his health deteriorated and he had to be placed on a ventilator, but was soon able to breathe on his own again.
“Chris’ voice on the tube is low and hoarse, but one of the first things he said was, ‘I did it,'” Kelsie wrote at the time.
Snow received a standing ovation at the 2022 NHL Awards, where he and hispresented the Norris Trophy.
The family has become advocates for ALS research and has recorded Snow’s biography
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