ALS Patient Interview: Never Give Up

We continue our series this week of getting to you the person, not just the “patient.”  Today’s interview is with “iceberg,” a member of our PatientsLikeMe ALS Community and another 2010 newsletter interviewee.   Read on to learn more about what keeps him motivated, how his condition has affected his work life and how he took part in the PatientsLikeMeInMotionTM program.  Enjoy! * * * (Amy) What keeps you motivated? (iceberg) I have always been self-motivated. I have been running since my high school days, running cross country and track in high school. I started to run again in 1978 and even ran a marathon in 1990 when I was 40. I continued to run until 1995 when my foot drop became so severe I began to trip myself. My wife says I am just too bullheaded to give in to ALS. I think watching my grandson grow up is my motivation too. In 1998 when he was born, I didn’t know if I would see his first birthday. He is now 11. (Amy) Who do you admire and why? (iceberg)This is a hard question to answer. I admire anyone who has ALS and continues to battle to live. When …

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