In July 2011, I posted a news story about Patrick Grange. I was surprised at how much we had in common. Among other things, Pat was a former collegiate athlete and fellow 'youngin' in a battle against ALS. It saddens me to report that on Tuesday, Pat lost the fight and died. He was only 29 years old.
This is such a vicious disease. It slowly paralyzes the entire body and eventually leads to death. Meanwhile, the mind remains fully aware. It's just not fair. My heart goes out to Pat's family and to those close to him. May he rest in peace.