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ALS


Lou Gehrig set the record for most career grand slams before his career was cut short by ALS.
  a neurological disorder that results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs and results in death (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
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ALS Lou Gehrig’s disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
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Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease because of the famous baseball player who contracted it.
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  • Lou Gehrig set the record for most career grand slams before his career was cut short by ALS.
  • The famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, suffers from ALS.
  • There was Hodgkin’s disease, leukemia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Finally, on a hot, humid day in August 1994, Morrie and his wife, Charlotte, went to the neurologist’s office, and he asked them to sit before he broke the news: Morrie had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig’s disease, a brutal, unforgiving illness of the neurological system.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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  • Inner Strength from Desperate Times JAKE HOVENDEN ONLY A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE KNOW THIS about me, but five years ago my father died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Finally, on a hot, humid day in August 1994, Morrie and his wife, Charlotte, went to the neurologist’s office, and he asked them to sit before he broke the news: Morrie had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig’s disease, a brutal, unforgiving illness of the neurological system.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • In 2003, I was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
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