Senators assistant coach Bob Jones recognized with ALS

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Senators assistant coach Bob Jones has been recognized with ALS. (Photograph by Andre Ringuette/NHLI through Getty Pictures)

Ottawa Senators assistant coach Bob Jones has been recognized with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the group introduced on Tuesday.

In making the information public, Jones is hoping to lift consciousness for the illness and has requested the hockey group to think about donations to each the ALS Society of Canada and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The 53-year-old is not going to step away from the Senators right now and can proceed to serve in his position on the Ottawa bench.

“A faithful member of our household, Bob Jones, has been recognized with ALS,” mentioned Senators basic supervisor Pierre Dorion in a press release. “Bob and his household’s needs are to take the brave step of creating his situation public in an effort to drive ALS consciousness as he fights this illness.

“We now have been working internally with Bob and his household as he takes on this problem; whereas Bob will proceed along with his teaching duties, he has the total assist of the group to take any time he wants away from the membership throughout the season to focus on his well being and his household.”

Per the Mayo Clinic, “ALS is a progressive nervous system illness that impacts nerve cells within the mind and spinal wire, inflicting lack of muscle management. It’s usually referred to as Lou Gehrig’s illness, after the baseball participant who was recognized with it. Medical doctors normally do not know why ALS happens. Some instances are inherited. ALS usually begins with muscle twitching and weak point in a limb, or slurred speech. Finally, it impacts management of the muscle tissues wanted to maneuver, converse, eat and breathe. There isn’t any treatment for this deadly illness.”

Jones is presently in his fourth season as an assistant with the Senators after being employed to D.J. Smith’s employees in 2019. Previous to becoming a member of the Senators, Jones loved a embellished 20-year teaching profession within the OHL and likewise served as an assistant for the AHL’s Texas Stars.

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