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, January 21, 2009

Another ALS Advocate Dies

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette --

PG reporter who became ALS activist dies
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monessa Tinsley-Crabb, a Post-Gazette reporter who detailed her struggles with Lou Gehrig's disease in a series of newspaper columns, died today.

Mrs. Tinsley-Crabb, 55, of Carnegie, held several posts since joining the PG in June 2000, including police reporter and, most recently, as a reporter for the East edition.

After experiencing health problems, Mrs. Tinsley-Crabb was finally diagnosed in 2007 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

A former teacher who became a journalist, she decided to write about the disease and got involved in lobbying for state funding for ALS research and patient services, including making a trip to Harrisburg.

More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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