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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Irony, Thy Name Is ALS

This must be ALS awareness week in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Here is an interesting article on Dr. Olney, a noted ALS specialist who received the diagnosis himself.

Dr. Richard Olney in last stages, study of disease
Carl T. Hall, Special to the Chronicle

Olney's most enduring contribution to the ALS field may have less to do with the details of his final study than the commitment he has shown, relentlessly attacking a disease that soon will kill him.

It's a lesson of persistence and personal bravery that clearly has impressed his own doctors.

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