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Tonight, on ESPN’s “investigative journalism” program E:60, there was a feature story about the Charlotte Checkers and their most devoted fan. It’s a story that we all know down here, and I’m glad that ESPN shared it with the rest of the world.
11-year old Zach “Bug” Bennett was born with a neurological disorder called Neurofibromatosis (type I) Incidentally, I also have this disorder, but nowhere near as severely as “Bug” does. Normally, this condition manifests itself as cutaneous lesions, markings or non-cancerous tumors. People with NF1 are much more likely than others to develop brain tumors. In severe cases, it can also affect the spine and/or leg bones. I have lesions on my arms and torso, but nothing else (so far). Zach has had to have dozens of surgeries on his legs including the amputation of both.