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    Our boss just called us all into the conference rooms. My co-worker, Laurie (an avid Disney lover as well!) has bad news. Her husband has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) yesterday. I am absolutely stunned and heartbroken. He is so young and they have 2 small children.

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    Oh NO!!!! :(

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    what is ALS johnie?
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    It's a neurodegenerative disease with a very poor prognosis.

    That poor man. :(

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    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually lead to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
    from http://www.alsa.org/als/what.cfm



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    So sorry to hear this....lots of positive thoughts and prayers going out to him...




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    thx dawn/johnie

    OMG thats so dreadful in such a young person
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    So sad.....will be thinking of them Johnie

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    Positive vibes on their way Johnie. to everyone.





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    that is terrible Johnie, all my best wishes coming that way














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