One feature I enjoy reading from time to time on ESPN is their Outside the Lines feature.

The newest one is about Lou Gehrig. With the 70 anniversary of his famous speech coming up this Saturday, ESPN reveals more about what Gehrig was going through during the last months and days of his life. In original letters and in a video you will see how Lou was feeling and what he was experiencing.

Although I cannot hear the voice on the video, I read some of the letters — and for someone who had ALS in the late 1930s, he suffered a lot, but still held his head up high.

Check out the ESPN special here!