Chris Carrino has worked as the full-time Nets play-by-play announcer since 2001, and he’s the inspirational subject of one of the first videos produced by Yahoo’s The Vertical, released this morning.
Carrino battles Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD), a genetic disorder that results in muscle weakness, particularly in the upper body. The disease has no treatment and no cure. Carrino, 45, detailed his daily struggles and routines fighting the disorder, as well as his relationship with radio color commentator Tim Capstraw, who he calls his “bedrock”, and his wife Laura & son Christopher Jr.
Back in 2011, Carrino founded The Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD, which has raised money for FSHD research and awareness. The foundation, as The Vertical’s video notes, gave a grant to Dr. Peter Jones at UMass which could result in a breakthrough in fighting the disorder.
A great story about a great man. Watch above.