In partnership with Lou Gehrig’s fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, Live Like Lou is pleased to award Lou Gehrig Memorial Scholarships for $2,130 each to ALS families in two Major League Baseball markets in conjunction with the fraternity’s Lou Gehrig Memorial Award and third annual MLB Lou Gehrig Day activity. Congratulations to:
Madelyn, attending the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, will be celebrated at the Chicago White Sox ALS awareness game on August 8 in recognition of Liam Hendriks as a finalist for the Gehrig Award. Madelyn’s father, Jason, was diagnosed with ALS in 2017 and passed away earlier this year.
Madelyn is pursuing a Nursing degree at the University of Tennessee. “Seeing how well the nurses helped my family made me want to become one and give back. I decided to pursue an education to be a light for other people when they are going through the unimaginable because even the slightest positivity can go a long way.”
Zoe, attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be celebrated at the Atlanta Braves Lou Gehrig Day celebration on June 6 in recognition of Sam Hilliard as a finalist for the Gehrig Award. Zoe’s dad, Robert, was diagnosed with ALS in 2021.
Zoe is studying kinesiology and exercise science and plans to attend physical therapy school after getting her bachelor’s degree. Zoe said that, “being a caregiver has shown me that I truly want to spend my time helping others. I aspire to be a physical therapist one day and help people from all walks of life rehabilitate back to their health and full potential.”