ALS patients and researchers are heroes

We are part of The Trust Project.

I am writing to express my appreciation for the article in the April 19 Post-Bulletin entitled, "ALS study inspires hope."

My husband, Joe, died April 5, just two weeks before this article of ALS. His disease was unrelenting and unforgiving, and it robbed my children and I of his presence. As I helped my son deliver last Saturday's paper, there were tears in my eyes.

This ALS study was one we hoped Joe could be involved in, but unfortunately, that was not to be. However, I am so thankful for the researchers at Mayo Clinic and the brave patients who are willing to try this treatment, knowing that it could be dangerous to them.

My husband and I actually met Brian McCoy at one of the ALS clinic appointments. I commend you for your bravery, Brian. My husband may not be here, but knowing that smart folks at Mayo, and brave ALS patients such as Brian, are doing what they can to stop this disease, brings me comfort.

Susan Lindsay



What to read next