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.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It Doesn't Take Long

Two years ago this coming July 4 we celebrated the 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's farewell speech.

Today is the 70th anniversary of Lou's death.

It didn't take long for a man to go from baseball mega-superstar to the grave. This disease persists. The outcome today is much the same that Lou Gehrig experienced.

Perhaps our tagline should be, "ALS -- I'll bet you thought someone had cured it by now."

In the time since 1941 think of the advances in science and medicine and life. Polio and smallpox were conquered. Cancers are often treatable. MS patients have a long life expectancy. We have tiny cellphones and make long distance calls at will. We have an internet. We have dishwashers and wonderful television pictures and trash bags. Why have we not figured out ALS?

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