Mysterious infection from livestock robs basketball coach of ability to walk, talk

April 10, 2015 6:18 PM

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Mysterious infection from livestock robs basketball coach of ability to walk, talk

Dietrich head coach Acey Shaw shouts an instruction to his players during the first half of the Class 1A Div II State Championship high school basketball game against Richfield in Nampa, Idaho, on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Richfield won 48-41 . (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

In an Idaho town of less than 400, the high school women’s basketball coach is a local hero—not just for his team's four straight state title championships—but also for the four-year battle he’s been fighting against an illness that has taken away his ability to walk, talk, and temporarily even see.

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