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Every now and then a good day, and some luck, comes our way. It wasn’t too hot or too sunny today. Tom ‘husbands’ his strength well. In preparation for painting en plein air this morning he physically did almost nothing the last two days. Though his muscles are now depleted of energy after the effort […]

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There are thousands of faces of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS. They say as much as 20,000 at any given time; about 4,500 are veterans. This is one of them. He has ALS, and he is a veteran.* The mornings are slow moving. His hands are still though they are not paralyzed yet. They are difficult […]

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Help. It is the essence of the disease. Help me put my socks on. Help feed me. Help me shower. Help me get out of the house. Help me breath, help me, help me, help me, help me live. It is humbling beyond measure to be the person with ALS who must ask for all […]

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