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, March 12, 2010

This Letter Definitely Deserves A Wider Audience

Some thoughts came to my mind after I read the letter Lou Gehrig wrote --
  • Incidence of MS and ALS are very similar, however, there are many more MS patients in our midst at any moment in time. Medical science has simply made discoveries that permit people with MS to live a fuller (albeit difficult) lifespan. Back in 1939 that was not the case. Both diseases were mysterious and pretty quick death sentences. Today ALS is the disease that has retained that terrible distinction.
  • What world-class athletes today could and would personally write such a spontaneous and kind letter?

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