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  • mckaygod

    I’m just going to make this short and sweet I met so many great people on this site that I’ve talked to every single day for years who already have this information n i been getting questions so I might as well let the rest of the community I know well know. I was diagnosed with ALS which was just confirmed by a 2nd team of neurologists today. As much as I wish I can say its just a joke sadly I can’t….I’m a 28 year old with ALS I still live at home and I never really had a job which I get a bunch of jabs for on here. If I could give any advice its to live life to the fullest because you never know whats in store for you. This came on so quickly I didn’t even see it coming and I’ve already had my symptoms worsen to the degree I cramp up if I walk 5 feet. I’m really hoping to make it to the nashville event and meet all the great people I met through RG. Just wanna thank RG aka stevie RRT and louiecards for giving me chance after chance after being banned…You guys really are like a 2nd family love you all

  • mckaygod

    And special thanks to csmaniac bradizpro dmort jrake and so on and so on great group of guys I had a pleasure to call my friends

  • mckaygod

    Edit: 2nd team confirmed it friday I had this written out since then I just couldn’t hit the send button….And how could I forget faulkit also

  • Ross

    Man, this is brutal and I’m so sorry to hear this. I really don’t know what to say, and truly hope the best for you. Over the years you have built a fun and friendly relationship with many of our long time chat members. It’s not often people can create that type of relationship with others online. We appreciate you being a long time part of the community.
    It would be great if you could make it to the Nashville event and if there is anything I can do to help make that happen please let me know.

    edit- sent you a private message.

  • yoteach

    • Blogger of the Month

    So bummed to hear this news. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • myb821

    So sad to hear this. Thoughts are with you and your family.

  • jimmyquinella

    • Blogger of the Month

    Stay positive, you never know what tomorrow will bring.

  • Cobra_Kai

    Stay strong, stay positive, and live every day to its fullest. You have a lot of support here, brother.

  • thedude404

    • 2015 FanDuel NBA Playboy Mansion Finalist

    keep your head up buddy. maybe we can get some type of ALS donation drive going on here?

  • bhdevault

    • Lead Moderator

    • Blogger of the Month

    I echo RRT’s sentiment above. Very sad news to here and would love to meet you personally in Nashville.

  • Cameron

    RG Co-Founder

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    • 2016 RG Season Long Champion: NFL

    :-( awful news. So so sorry to hear. — I hope you are healthy enough to make the RG party this year, and we can have an awesome time. — Our thoughts will be with you in the mean time. Let us know if you need anything at all.

  • emac

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    Thinking of you McKayGod!

    EMac

  • KindGuy

    mckaygod, although I never got the chance to speak to you on here or in person my prayers and thoughts are with you. Life really is unpredictable and it’s unfortunate this is happening. May God bless you and help you get through this!

  • jess701

    I am so sorry man hang in there I just lost my mom who was 66 of cancer her and my dad were married 48 years. I send my prayers and wishes to you to hang in there and stay strong. As my mothers last words were prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

  • yountingly

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    Very sorry to hear this, though I never had interaction with you that I know of. I hope for the best and stay positive. With the money raised from the ice bucket challenge, they did just recently have a breakthrough so there is hope. Good luck to you fellow hockey fan.

  • PuddinCheeks

    • Blogger of the Month

    So sorry to hear this man. Is it possible to setup a dk contest where all the proceeds can go to him. It could be a donation event with no real prize pool?

  • noddy

    So sorry mckaygod. I don’t know what to say except that I’m praying for you.

  • ckamins87

    • 2016 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    • 2016 FanDuel WFBBC Finalist

    Sorry to hear this mckaygod, I wish you the best

  • db730

    RotoGrinders Media Director

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    Just awful news….thoughts with you moving forward and hopefully you are feeling good enough to make it out to Nashville Week 1.

  • desertdanny

    I was very saddened to hear this news a few days ago. Mckay is a class act, great guy, and a tremendous DFS talent. Running amuck in the old fanduel chat room with him was always a blast. PuddinCheeks has a great idea about a donation tourney to scrape together some funds for the playboy. Keep your head up and keep grinding buddy. We got you bro!

    Edit: I have a ridiculous amount of United miles if you need a ticket to get to the RG party.

  • cleanslate

    Damn, really sad to hear this Mckay, I remember how much we used to chat back in the day going all the way to your ndplayboy name. Hearing news like this really puts things into perspective. Are there any newer treatments that the Doctors think will be helpful?

    I remember how you started up a fundraiser on here for RMT after you found out he was sick. I also remember having conversations about our dogs and discovering how you are a huge animal lover like myself. Those two things were so far outside of DFS, and they spoke volumes about how good of a person you are.

    You’re one of the people I’ve always enjoyed chatting to the most on here. You’ll be in my thoughts. Don’t hesitate to send a PM if you ever need someone to talk to.

  • Dmort21

    @mckaygod said...

    I was diagnosed with ALS which was just confirmed by a 2nd team of neur

    You have a been a great and caring person mckay, whether its from giving me money, just because you wanted me to come back to dfs or all the other times that i have witnessed you help others in this community. You are a great person and i cant stress enough how much i appreciate you, and im glad i can call you my friend.(diddnt mean to quote)

  • donkshow

    Man, sorry to hear that. Thoughts are with you.

  • csmaniac

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    Incredibly sad news. McKay has always been a class act around here. He’s always been in chat willing to talk or give someone a good laugh. It’s very disheartening to hear how this could happen to such a great guy.

    One of the most amazing things that has happened here on RG was him going out of his way to help fellow RG member RMTHawk. McKay has never met him in person but just been interacting with him in chat he became friends and looked out for him. When he noticed he wasn’t around he found out what was wrong and was able to set up a donation page for him (https://rotogrinders.com/threads/help-our-friend-fighting-cancer-rmthawk-701689?) which was able to raise over $5k from the DFS community. This really speaks volumes to how much of a caring person he is. If there was some sort of way we could do this again to help McKay that would be amazing.

    Love you McKay, hope you fight through this and you’ll always be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • dakimbell

    My thoughts and prayers are with you this afternoon mckaygod, I have always enjoyed your thoughts and opinions on the forum threads. You are a great guy, and an even better GPP NHL player!

    ALS hits pretty close to home with me, as my father-in-law had this disease, so my wife and I are very active in Run/Walk For the Cure and other ways to raise money and awareness for this disease, we will all keep fighting it with you bud!

  • Cobra_Kai

    Can someone with a DK contact set up a donation freeroll? I’d like to contribute.

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