Evel Knievel was an American daredevil, entertainer, and international icon. He attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps between 1965 and 1980, and in 1974, a canyon jump across Snake River Canyon (which failed) in a team-powered rocket. During his career, he suffered more than 433 bone fractures, which gave him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the survivor of “most bones broken in a lifetime.”
Knievel died of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2007 at the age of 69. Shortly before succumbing to the disease, Evel Knievel recorded this TV public service announcement near his Florida home.
Today we remember his story and his call to raise awareness for PF in order to find a cure for the disease.
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