Society & Culture:Personal Journals
Life with ALS in Black & White
This week's guest is Nate Methot
With May being National ALS Awareness Month (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease), the timing of having Nate on the show could not have been better. You see, Nate is now in his second decade of dealing with this debilitating disease.
As you'll hear in this episode, we read parts of his book, A Life Derailed: My Journey with ALS (Link), Nate's speech has been affected -- something he unnecessarily apologizes for. But we wanted him to read certain passages so you know it comes from his heart.
I want you, the listener, to get the full scope of Nate's travel from bouncing quarters before his diagnosis (Video -- Nate's in there!) to Nate getting out of bed as the disease progressed (Video).
Even as he has been weakened by ALS, Nate has become stronger. Few of us have the strength to share so much with others. It's a human condition that we so often overlook.
I was honored to be a part of this recording.
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