AEW star Chris Jericho recently pitched in amount from his side and helped raise funds for the former WCW and NFL star Steve McMichael who had revealed that he is battling ALS.
Chris Jericho donates funds for Steve McMichael
Steve McMichael had been a part of WCW from 1995 to 1999 and was also a part of the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears, who won the Super Bowl and are considered one of the greatest NFL teams of all-time.
Recently during an interview with former teammate Walter Payton’s son, Jarrett Payton, he opened up about his battle with ALS. He was diagnosed with the disease in January.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive nervous system disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control.
Steve “Mongo” McMichael has lost the use of both his arms and hands. However, he can still walk. Hi wife, Misty, helps him eat and supports him with all hygiene needs.
The friends of McMichael’s are on the verge of helping him as they have started GoFundMe campaign to help him cover the costs of his medical needs.
The GoFundMe campaign has already raised nearly $75,000 and they have aimed to achieve the $100,000.
As it turns out, the former AEW Champion Chris Jericho has donated $2,500 and is currently topping the list of donors.
Recently, former WWE star CM Punk also showed his support to the former WCW star. McMichael is part of the rich culture of the Chicago natives and certainly influence native CM Punk.
He came up with a heartwarming tribute post on Twitter. He posted a picture which saw Punk and McMichael at a baseball game.
Steve “Mongo” McMichael has had a fine career as a pro wrestling working four years in WCW. During his stint with the company, he worked as an in- ring performer as well as a color commentator.
Fans can remember him as part of the Four Horsemen alongside legends like Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Dean Malenko, and Chris Benoit.
It is to be noted that Steve McMichael had also captured the WCW United States Heavyweight Champion and was a core part of the Four Horsemen’s War Games match against the nWo back in 1997.
We wish him health and hope he recovers fast.