Flames assistant GM Chris Snow not expected to recover after ‘catastrophic brain injury’

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Chris Snow, the Calgary Flames' assistant general manager who has been battling ALS and cancer for years

experienced what his wife has called a "catastrophic brain injury" after slipping into cardiac arrest.

On Wednesday, Kelsie Snow announced the awful news on X, the website that replaced Twitter.

I've come to share that yesterday Chris lost consciousness and suffered a cardiac arrest, she wrote, with a broken heart.

Although paramedics and doctors were able to restart his heartbeat, a scan revealed that Chris had suffered a catastrophic brain injury brought on by a lack of oxygen.

His medical professionals don't think he'll wake up from this.

"My chest feels hollowed out and split open. Chris is the most attractive and intelligent guy I've ever met, and living without him seems impossible. Hug your loved ones.

As detailed by the New York Times, ALS runs in Snow’s family and claimed the lives of his father, two uncles and one cousin.

He continued to work for the Flames, overseeing what the Times described as “a complex digital warehouse for data and video.”

The 42-year-old Snow was first diagnosed with ALS in 2019, and was given about a year to live.