Former coach kicks Parkinson’s to the sidelines

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Woodard gets treatment to reverse symptoms, blindside the disease

By Scott McDonald

Parkinson’s Disease can sideline just about anyone. But one old Texas high school football coach grabbed the disease by the face mask, looked it in the eye and said bring on the challenge.

Thanks to a procedure that goes through the brain and stimulates the body back to normalcy, former long-time Silsbee coach Charlie Woodard shook off the shakes and is walking tall and proud again.


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