As an NRL player Carl Webb had no fear, but today he is fighting the battle of his life & there is no possible way to win. Check it out here.
Carl Webb : Mnd | Motor Neurone Disease | Neuron
Carl Webb is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played as a prop, second-row and lock in the 2000s and 2010s.
|Full name||Carl Wilson Webb|
|Born||20 March 1981
Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
He played for the Brisbane Broncos, North Queensland Cowboys and the Parramatta Eels in the NRL.
Webb played for Queensland in the State of Origin series, Australia at international level and also the Indigenous All Stars side.
After made his NRL debut for the Brisbane Broncos in 2000 against the North Queensland Cowboys. The next year he made his debut in State of Origin, representing Queensland, scoring one try.
Carl Webb mnd
Carl Webb, once known as the powerhouse of the Maroons’ State of Origin side, has spoken out about the Motor Neurone Disease currently plaguing his life.
The former Brisbane Broncos, North Queensland Cowboys and Parramatta Eels forward registered almost 200 NRL appearances between 2000 and 2011 – when he hung up his boots.
In that time, Webb made 15 appearances for Queensland at Origin level and earned one Australia cap.
But, the once man mountain has revealed just how difficult life currently is after suffering with MND for two years.
“Everything you do is just a battle,” Webb told the Daily Telegraph.
“Day by day, I’m on a slow decline … but I’m not about to just roll over.”
Webb continued: “I can see a big difference in the past year. I have declined a fair bit.
“Getting dressed in the morning is a task. I struggle to button my shirts up and pull my trousers and shorts up.
“I can still walk, but my legs are starting to get a bit sloppy and i drag my feet a bit. If I fall, it’s a real struggle to get back up. I can’t push myself up.
“Strength was a big thing for me, I was always strong, but now my strength is gone.
Carl Webb Motor Neurone Disease
As an NRL player Carl Webb had no fear, but today he is fighting the battle of his life and there is no possible way to win.
The former Brisbane, North Queensland and Maroons firebrand is battling motor neurone disease (MND) and made a rare public appearance recently to help inspire the current crop of Broncos players.
MND is an uncommon condition that affects the brain and nerves, causing weakness that becomes worse over time.
A person can reduce the impact MND has on their daily life with treatment but there is no cure for MND, which can shorten sufferers’ life expectancy significantly, although some people live with the condition for many years.
‘It was amazing to have Carl Webb back at Red Hill to unveil our new strength wall in the Clive Berghofer Centre gym,’ the Broncos posted on social media.
‘As one of the toughest to ever do it, Webby spoke to the playing group on the importance of preparation on and off the field.’
Webb attended the session in a powered chair and has admitted that many daily tasks, including simple walking, have become extremely difficult.
Carl Webb was renowned as one of the toughest footballers Australia has produced but he’s now being lauded for his courage in facing a battle far greater than any sporting contest.
The 39-year-old was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease earlier this year, a debilitating illness with no cure.
The Queensland State of Origin legend is facing up to the challenge in the same way as his bulldozing style on the field.
“You’re re-assessing every couple of months because this month’s harder than last and sometimes its good you know I’ll be in a holding pattern and I’ll be fine and that’s great,” Mr Webb told A Current Affair.
“But then the condition takes hold again and it’s a pretty terrible reminder,
“We keep getting back up and charging at ’em, I’m not about to roll over.”
He grew up in Dalby on Queensland’s Darling Downs and was so talented he began playing A Grade rugby league at the age of just 15.
He was so good, he was selected in representative teams two years above his age when chosen in the South West Mustangs Under 17 team aged just 15.
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