William ‘The Refrigerator’ Perry tackles CIDP

Posted on March 6, 2014

by Liz Jackson

There’s an ESPN article that pains me every time I see the headline. It’s called ‘How ‘The Fridge’ lost his way‘, and it details William Perry’s fight against two things. CIDP and alcoholism.

I have read the article a few times since I found it a few months back. The article was originally written in 2009 but updated in 2011. I continue to find myself angry at the blame inflicted on Perry. ESPN detailed this man’s struggle with a chronic illness, with a title about how he ‘lost his way’. And this is the most recent article chronicling The Fridge ‘s battle with CIDP. It’s really a depressing article. I believe the tone is entirely wrong. You see, The Fridge is a man known for his infectious smile.

William 'The Refrigerator' Perry tackles CIDP Whenever I read this article, I find myself scouring the internet for updates on how he’s doing.

And how is The Fridge doing? Well besides the Twitter death rumors, he seems to be all but forgotten. See for yourself:

Googling The Fridge

Anyway, it was nice to see a new ‘Inside the Bears’ video in Google’s search results today.

The Fridge looks good. One of these days there will be an article or documentary about The Fridge tackling CIDP. And I guarantee it will inspire you.

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  2. Lesley March 11, 2015 at 6:46 am

    I know CIDP well but did not know William Perry had it. Do you know any other well known people who have it?
    Sorry to here you do not have a diagnosis yet. I have linked to a site which has a page called CIDP Misdiagnosis as it has a list of Possible alternative diagnoses to consider. I thought this might be a use to you in your search for a diagnosis. Believe me I understand the search part as it took me nearly 10 years to get a correct diagnosis

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