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Notre Dame Linebacker Danny Spond Working To Overcome Migraines

Not long ago, Danny Spond wasn't sure if he'd even be able to move part of his body, let alone continue to play football. So severe was a migraine he had during a Notre Dame football practice in August that he was shaken emotionally.

Spond was unable to move the left side of his body and doctors wondered if he'd suffered a stroke, but after many tests, it was determined that Spond had major migraine that temporarily praralyzed him. He said the following in a Chicago Tribune story:

"There was a time where I didn't know if I was going to be able to walk again because I really couldn't move parts of my body and stuff."

"So I was petrified. I was relying on Christ quite a bit. But through His grace and everyone around me I pulled through with the best doctors around. They really helped me learn what this was, and be able to treat it each and every day now."

Now the 6-2, 248-pound junior linebacker has medication to treat his headaches, and is contributing to the Fighting Irish's suffocating defense.

Spond started against Michigan State last week and had four tackles in a 20-3 win.