In an update provided by his wife, Kelsie Snow, Calgary Flames assistant general manager, Chris Snow, will not wake up after suffering cardiac arrest.
Tests yesterday confirmed that Chris will not wake up. In life, Chris offered his body to a clinical trial to help others. In death he will do the same. He remains on life support while organ donation is arranged. We are so proud of him.
— Kelsie Snow (@kelsieswrites) September 28, 2023
In her update, Kelsie mentioned that the tests performed on Wednesday confirmed that diagnosis.
"Tests yesterday confirmed that Chris will not wake up. In life, Chris offered his body to a clinical trial to help others. In death, he will do the same. He remains on life support while organ donation is arranged. We are so proud of him," she stated.
Snow, 42, has battled ALS for the last four years. He was diagnosed with that in 2019. Following that diagnosis, he was given 12 months to live, but he exceeded those expectations mightily.
His wife, Kelsie released a statement on Wednesday stating that he had become unresponsive and went into cardiac arrest. She also shared that while doctors and paramedics were able to get his heart beating again, due to a lack of oxygen, he suffered a "catastrophic brain injury."
— Kelsie Snow (@kelsieswrites) September 27, 2023
"With a shattered heart I've come to share that yesterday Chris became unresponsive and went into cardiac arrest," Kelsie said.
"Paramedics and doctors were able to get his heart beating again but, devastatingly, a scan showed Chris has suffered a catastrophic brain injury caused by lack of oxygen. His doctors do not expect him to wake up from this.
"My chest feels cracked open and hollowed out. Chris is the most beautiful, brilliant person I'll ever know, and doing life without him feels untenable. Hug your people."
We cannot convey the impact Chris has on our organization, not only in his work but the leadership & positivity he brings. Despite his own challenges, he is a beacon of light, uplifting all of us around him. Our hearts are with Kelsie, Cohen & Willa as Chris continues to battle. https://t.co/5rAWXyZsIw
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 27, 2023
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