ALS Advocacy

ALS Advocacy
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, May 22, 2014

Which Is It -- A Clueless Politician Or An Insensitive Clod?


From the Wall Street Journal Washington Wire blog --


So a politician thought it would be fun to fulfill some kind of baseball fantasy using the words of a great man dying from a disease that cut him off in his prime and for which there was no treatment.  Mr. Wolf obviously missed the beauty of the speech and the courage it embodied.

We see organizations celebrating the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's farewell this year.  We also need to educate America that the outlook for people with ALS today is the same that Lou Gehrig faced in 1939.  ALS was and still is an outrageous, cruel disease.

If we ever heard the words, "How dare you?" from my mother, it was over a very serious breach of good behavior and judgement.  Mr. Wolf, how dare you?

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