FOX6’s Brad Hicks speaks about ALS at United Nations

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — FOX6 anchor Brad Hicks received an invitation to speak about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at the United Nations on Friday, April 11th. He said the speech went very well. In his words, “Silence in the room…until the tears.” Hicks also added, “Feels like I made a difference today.”

Hicks personally understands the impact of ALS because his older brother Jim suffers from it. He will share his brother’s story — and talk about how the disease impacts a family.

Hicks also accepted an award on behalf of Steve Gleason. Gleason is a former New Orleans Saints player who has ALS and has become the person spearheading ALS awareness in the United States. Because of his condition, Gleason cannot make the journey to New York and Hicks is accepting the award on his behalf.

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There is no cure for ALS — it is terminal. Hicks said he will also present a call to action to the United Nations delegates — a plea for help to find a cure.

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3 comments

  • Cheri

    Thank you Brad for speaking on behalf of the families. My father passed in October of last year from ALS. He was one of the healthiest men you would ever meet. What this disease did to my Dad was so horrible, but the worst part is his body was gone but his mind was sharp as ever. I pray a cure is found and bless you and your family Brad as you go through this with your brother Jim.

  • Jamie

    Thank you for advocating for the individuals and families who are affected by this devastating disease. My uncle has now lived with ALS for over 16 years (a miracle I know) and although he’s not spent a day of his life feeling sorry for himself, it’s so sad to see ALS take its toll on him, his wife and two daughters. We are grateful that he’s still with us, though. In the past two years, he saw one daughter graduate high school, accompanied one daughter down the aisle and met hist first grandson! Thank you again for fighting to find a cure so that everyone who encounters ALS can live through these life milestones.

  • Mary Druml

    Dear Brad,

    Thank you for walking and talking for all of the ALS victims and their families. Your voice will be heard by many and it will make a difference!!! Keep up the great work! Mary

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