We’ll talk about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease, tomorrow. It’s a pretty fast-progressing disease of motor neurons (mostly), with most patients dying within 5 years.
Stephen Hawking was diagnosed when he was 21, and he is now 74. What?? Here’s an article from Scientific American that talks a bit about some of the reasons he may have beaten the odds like this.