Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

David Cone Still Pitches 4 ALS

From the New York Times, July 18, 2009 --

When David Cone finally made it to Suite 33 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, two buttons of his blue shirt were opened, and he looked relieved. On the 10-year anniversary of Cone’s perfect game with the Yankees, he was thrilled that he did not bounce the ceremonial first pitch....

Cone spoke at length with Chris Pendergast, a former school teacher with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) who he met in 1996. Before Pendergast left the suite, he had a pen placed in his mouth and signed his name in Cone’s guest book. Cone considered that a perfect ending to the day.

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