Heuga, James

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Name
Heuga, James Gender: M
James Frederic Heuga
born on 22 September 1943 at 21:01 (= 9:01 PM )
Place San Francisco CA, USA, 37n46, 122w25
Timezone PWT h7w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 29°16' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°53 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 14°24'



Biography

American athlete, an Olympic medalist in Alpine skiing, he was later diagnosed with mulitple sclerosis.

His dad was a ski lift operator in Squaw Valley and young Jim grew up on skis. At the 1964 Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, he made history when he and Billy Kidd were the first two Americans to win medals in the event. He took the bronze while Kidd won the silver.By 1968 he had begun having problems with vision and numbness in his extremities but made the Olympic team nonetheless. He failed to take a medal that year. Two years later, in 1970, he was diagnosed with MS.Contrary to his doctor's opinion, he maintained a steady exercise regime, bicycling, swimming and skiing.In 1984 he founded the Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis to promote alternative lfiestyles for those with the neurological autoimmune disease. At the center which now educates over 10,000 people a year, those with MS learn how diet, exercise and positive outlook can stave off and/or postpone the worst effects of the disease.

Married and divorced twice, he had a daughter with his first wife and three sons with his second wife.

Eventually Heuga was confined to a wheelchair and an assisted living facility. Forty-six years to the day after he won his medal, he diedon February 8, 2010 in Boulder, CO. The cause was pneumonia and respiratory problems.

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Kidd, Billy (born 13 April 1943). Notes: Olympics teammate in 1964

Events

  • Work : Prize 8 February 1964 (Bronze medal in the Olympics)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1970 (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1984 (Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Death by Disease 8 February 2010 (Pneumonia and other respiratory complications, age 66)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

PT quotes birth certificate in hand

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Skiing
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Multiple Sclerosis
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia (Fatal)