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Chris Snow, former Globe sportswriter and Flames assistant GM, passes away after battle with ALS

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“In life and in dying, Chris by no means stopped giving.”

Chris Snow was a sportswriter for The Boston Globe earlier than taking an NHL govt position with the Flames. (Jim Davis Globe Workers)

Former Boston Globe sportswriter and Calgary Flames assistant GM Chris Snow handed away on Saturday following a four-year battle with ALS. He was 42.

“As we speak we hugged Chris for the final time and stated goodbye,” his spouse Kelsie Snow wrote in a social media submit.

Snow, a local of Melrose, Massachusetts, was solely anticipated to dwell one 12 months past his ALS prognosis in 2019. His perseverance and struggle have been admired by many within the sports activities world and past.

Kelsie continuously shared optimistic updates and provoking posts about Chris’s battle, in addition to the troublesome features of his prognosis. She hosted a podcast referred to as “Sorry, I’m Unhappy,” capturing their lives in real-time.

In July, Kelsie shared a video on social media of Chris mowing the garden regardless of having “nearly no use of his arms and arms.” She captioned the submit with the hashtag SnowyStrong. Snowy Sturdy is a basis arrange by the Snow household to fund ALS analysis.

On Wednesday, Kelsie shared an replace that Chris turned unresponsive.

“Chris has suffered a catastrophic mind harm brought on by lack of oxygen. His medical doctors don’t anticipate him to get up,” Kelsie wrote.

Chris and Kelsie met whereas working at The Boston Globe. Chris was a Purple Sox author for the newspaper earlier than changing into an NHL govt. He first labored for the Minnesota Wild earlier than becoming a member of in 2011.

As soon as checks confirmed Snow wouldn’t get up, he was saved on life assist in order that organ donations may very well be organized. Snow gave his kidneys, liver, and lungs earlier than passing.

Snow leaves behind two youngsters, Cohen and Willa.

“In life and in dying, Chris by no means stopped giving,” Kelsie wrote. “We stroll ahead along with his mild guiding us.”