The mixed martial arts (MMA) world was rocked this week when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Shane del Rosario was hospitalized after suffering two heart attacks. Del Rosario has been on life support, with friends and family hoping that he'll be able to make a miraculous recovery.
One of those that's been greatly affected is UFC Flyweight, Ian McCall, who considers del Rosario a brother. Though they aren't related by blood, McCall and del Rosario have an extremely close relationship.
While people were spending time with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, McCall was at his friend's bedside. Luckily, del Rosario has a lot of people who care about him that McCall still got to have a Thanksgiving feast.
It's the best example of trying to make the best out of an awful situation.
McCall posted a photo on Instagram showing the spread with the caption reading "Thanksgiving with my ohana at the hospital." "Ohana" means family in Hawaiian.
Del Rosario's manager, Jason House, sent a text update to Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting that he is clinging to life and that the doctors believe he's suffering from a rare condition known as Long QT Syndrome, a rare genetic heart disorder that could cause an irregular heartbeat.
Long QT Syndrome can be treatable, but it requires the individual to limit their physical activity and could possibly also require surgery or an implant.
I know that the MMA Mania staff wish that del Rosario makes a full recovery and hopes that his family are able to cope with what has been an extremely trying week.