Skip to comments.Ex-Gov Cellucci diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease
Posted on 01/06/2011 1:32:39 PM PST by massmike
Paul Cellucci, the former Massachusetts governor and U.S. ambassador to Canada, announced today he has a relatively slowly progressing case of Lou Gehrigs disease.
"Ive had symptoms for four years," the 62-year-old Cellucci said in a statement to The Associated Press. Despite some weakness, he said, "I am feeling quite well."
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, attacks the brain and spine and usually is detected after muscle weakness. It progresses to complete paralysis, is incurable and is always fatal.
Each year the disease, nicknamed for the New York Yankees player who died of it, kills about 5,000 Americans.
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Prayers for the gentleman.
That’s a terrible disease. I hope he doesn’t suffer too much.
Prayers for him and his family.
That’s a shame. Four years...he’s one of the lucky ones. I cared for my mother in law as this disease took her little by little.
Prayers and hopes that there will be a medical/pharmaceutical breakthrough for this terrible affliction.
He’s already lasted one year longer than my brother did. Best of luck to him.
I don’t know who this man is, or what he has accomplished or hurt as Gov, but I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.
How could he NOT suffer? The emotional impact alone would keep him up nights, not even allowing for the death sentence he was given at the diagnosis.
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