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.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Meet 28 People With ALS

And for each of these, there are well over a thousand other Americans with it at any moment.

Odds are that many of these won't be around to read next year's featured patient vignettes.

Next year's featured patients will include some men and women who have never even heard of ALS today. Today they're thinking about golf and gardening and baseball with the kids. Next year it will be feeding tubes and wheelchairs and Medicare paperwork and Lou Gehrig night at the ballpark.

Is it not time to stop the wicked ALS revolving door?

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