On Borrowed Time: ALS Patient Stories
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects the motor neurons, the cells that initiate and control movement of muscles. Listen to these Emory patients talk about their diagnosis with ALS and how they and their families are coping with the devastating disease.
Jimmy Everett
Jimmy Everett, 55, is a high school assistant principal, coach, and self-described as "one of the best athletes in Tallahassee." He always liked to swim, run, play baseball and football, you name it, until he began to notice he couldn’t keep up like he used to. After seeing a doctor, he heard, "We think you've got Lou Gehrig's." It was a shock to him and his new bride. To read more about Jimmy and other ALS survivors, read "On Borrowed Time."
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