ALS patient dies in ‘freak accident’ on way to Super Bowl – Las Vegas Review-Journal

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ATLANTA — A man with Lou Gehrig’s disease who dreamed of going to the Super Bowl secured tickets from a charity, but was killed when the minivan he was traveling in caught fire on the way to Atlanta. News outlets report that 39-year-old Ed Cushman of Shelby, North Carolina, got tickets through ALS-dedicated charity Team Gleason in New Orleans. His brother was driving him Saturday when the minivan began smoking on Interstate 85. A Georgia State Patrol release says Robert Cushman got out to examine the vehicle, at which point flames erupted. He tried to rescue Ed Cushman, who was in a wheelchair and on a ventilator, but the “flames were too intense.” Ed Cushman ultimately died in the fire. In a Facebook post, Robert Cushman called the fire a “freak accident.”. .


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