Charlie Wedemeyer was one of Hawaii’s greatest athletes when he attended Punahou School in the 1960’s. He was the quarterback for the football team, but also excelled at basketball and baseball. Charlie was named the Hawaii Prep Athlete of the 1960’s and went on to play football for Michigan State.
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects the motor neurons of the spinal cord, which causes progressive weakness and atrophy of muscles.
Cathy Jordan first noticed something was wrong in 1985 when she couldn’t pick things up. Her muscles weren’t responding. In 1986, she was diagnosed with ALS. Nearly 20 years later she is still alive thanks to cannabis.