I have been thinking a lot about ALS, as in my day job I work for a medical supply company that does a lot of work with paralyzed patients, and a good portion of them are ALS patients. ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease, got a big dose of publicity last year with the Ice Bucket Challenge. Before that, it was rarely in the news, or even much on my radar.
However, in the past year I was listening to a series of stories about Bruce Kramer, a University of St. Thomas faculty member who contracted this disease. As i listened to the stories about the slow decline, what was pretty amazing was how he embraced it and made the decision to live as fully as he could. The link to this amazing series can be found