Rick Telander’s symptoms started on October 24th, 2009, and he was diagnosed with transverse myelitis. Shortly after his attack, his wife, Judy, contacted Sandy Siegel, and Rick and Judy became members of The Transverse Myelitis Association (now the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association).
Rick previously worked at Sports Illustrated but has spent the last 26 years as a senior sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. He was recently added to The National Sports Media Association’s Hall of Fame.
You can read the article in the Chicago Sun-Times here.