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Old 08-23-2013, 11:22 AM
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Exclamation Tommy Morrison Update - 8/26/13 - New article added - Mother says he's dying of AIDS.

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ESPN Published this article today and this picture of Tommy. I've been trying to find updates/etc. and there's been nothing from him for over a year now, until this came out today.



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In a house on the edge of a dead-end road, an old woman waits for her son to die. The call will come any day now, she says, and when it does, she wants her youngest boy to be buried in Sulphur Springs, Ark., with the rest of the family. She dreads and hopes for this call, if that makes any sense. Only none of it makes sense.

Diana Morrison crushes a Pall Mall, lights another and dissects her son's fate. She's matter-of-fact about it, barely emotional, perhaps because Tommy Morrison, former World Boxing Organization champion, former HIV cautionary tale, has stared at death before. But this time it's different.

She says he has full-blown AIDS. She believes he's in his final days. His skin is jaundiced; his liver is failing. "He's too far gone," she says, flashing an incredulous look when asked whether he could recover. "He's in the end stages. That's it." She says Morrison has been bedridden for a year, can't speak and is being kept alive with the help of a feeding tube and a ventilator.

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"I talk to him on the phone," she says. "I tell him that the family loves him, he's always in our prayers. What can you say to him? I don't tell him to keep fighting or nothing, because I want him to go."

She is interrupted by her ex-husband, who's living with her now because he's had a couple of strokes. Tim Morrison wraps his arms around Diana, and she tells him to go lie down, but he keeps pacing around the house with a blank look on his face.

It's the middle of the afternoon, but the house is dark. Diana lights another cigarette. She is slight but imposing, harsh but sentimental; she's a woman with tattoos on her arm and her great-granddaughter's pink bike parked outside the house.

Diana gets up off her chair and searches for proof of her son's status, pulling down a picture from the wall. It captures one of the last times she saw her son. She's not good with dates, and can't remember when it was taken, but Tommy is thin, gray-bearded -- barely recognizable as the strapping, confident man from six years ago who swore he was not HIV-positive and vowed a comeback. In the photo on the wall, he looks lost.

It's been about a year since she last saw him. It's complicated. She just had back surgery; he's been shuffled to various health care facilities in at least three states. She says she doesn't have the money to leave her house in Aurora, Mo., and drive hundreds of miles to see him. There's tension between her and Morrison's wife, Trisha, and at the moment, it seems thick. In her heart, Diana believes her daughter-in-law loves Tommy, but is keeping him alive through extraordinary means. She says Tommy wouldn't want it this way.

She says Trisha, like Tommy, doesn't believe he has HIV.

"Tommy blowed smoke up her butt about it," Diana Morrison says. "He's been in denial ever since he's had it. So he's blown smoke up her rear end and got her believing."

The women communicate daily by text. It's easier that way. Diana says he's in a hospital somewhere in Nebraska. Morrison's wife, reached by phone, declines to say where he is. She doesn't want the hospital to be inundated with reporters and visitors. "He is somewhere," she says, and adds that she is touching his arm as we speak. She says he was to have surgery Thursday to replace a gastrointestinal tube. She is steadfast that his illness is not HIV-related.

Since Feb. 10, 1996, when the Nevada Athletic Commission said Morrison tested positive for HIV before a fight, the 44-year-old has spent most of his days dodging the diagnosis. And now Trisha Morrison, who married Tommy two years ago, is carrying on that battle. She says both of them question whether the virus exists in him, and if it exists at all.

She says Morrison's health issues began more than a year and a half ago, when a doctor left a 12-foot piece of surgical gauze in his chest for eight days. She declines to name the hospital or doctor, only that it happened in Tennessee. Things got worse, she says, when he contracted Guillain-Barr Syndrome, an ailment in which the immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system. She says Morrison has the rare Miller Fisher variant, which manifests as a descending paralysis.

She has hope, but it's all up to Tommy now, she says. God and Tommy. She hangs up the phone, and texts a photo of a gift she says Tommy gave her before he got sick. It's a picture of a heart-shaped piece of wood, and on it is a handwritten note.

"Don't give up on me!!" it says.

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:33 AM
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It's crazy that Morrison and his wife still deny that he has AIDS. Is it because they don't wanna face the fact that he caught it by either cheating or injecting drugs with a contaminated syringe?
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:38 AM
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Depending upon what you read, there's plenty of controversy concerning AIDS and the HIV virus; but this is not the forum to discuss it. What's important here is the sadness that surrounds the entire situation. Morrison denied it from when he was first diagnosed; and now the truth has come knocking.

I wish him and is family peace. Tommy was a helluva fighter who could have done a lot more than he did; but what is boxing history when it comes to your life and your health?

Peace and prayers.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:39 AM
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Depending upon what you read, there's plenty of controversy concerning AIDS and the HIV virus; but this is not the forum to discuss it. What's important here is the sadness that surrounds the entire situation. Morrison denied it from when he was first diagnosed; and now the truth has come knocking.

I wish him and is family peace. Tommy was a helluva fighter who could have done a lot more than he did; but what is boxing history when it comes to your life and your health?

Peace and prayers.
If you watch his Maury Povich interviews on Youtube when he first got it he was in complete acceptance. Most people think he's been on the medication since he got it.

Here's the first part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmKj8RBlNAc

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:48 AM
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damn sad to see a strapping man withered down to that size , my prayers are with him.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:55 AM
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It's so sad he's only 44 but looks 60!



Obviously treatment and medication has come a long way for hiv, but he's neglected proper treatment and has abused drugs. Sad story.
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It's so sad he's only 44 but looks 60!



Obviously treatment and medication has come a long way for hiv, but he's neglected proper treatment and has abused drugs. Sad story.
Thats scary.

He could have lived longer but he couldn't afford the treatment cause he spent everything on drugs after he retired from boxing because of the HIV.

The weird part of this story is the woman who sleeps with him without a condom, this is what baffles me about women, there are good men out there who can't even get a chick to love them, but you have these women who will love a guy who is screwed up and believe him and feel sorry for him, like those chicks who marry serial killers in prison.
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If you watch his Maury Povich interviews on Youtube when he first got it he was in complete acceptance. Most people think he's been on the medication since he got it.

Here's the first part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmKj8RBlNAc
Sure, medication can make you delirious but what about his wife? Why is she in denial too?
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That's not Tommy Morrison that's Glass Joe.
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