Stories tagged: Lou Gehrig’s disease
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Man who inspired ice bucket challenge is back in hospital
The man who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig’s disease research is back in …
Sun., March 19, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Former San Francisco WR Dwight Clark announces he has ALS
Dwight Clark says he has Lou Gehrig’s disease and suspects playing football might have caused the illness.
Tue., March 14, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
‘SpongeBob’ creator says he has Lou Gehrig’s disease
Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” says he has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Terminally ill woman holds party before ending her life
In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: “These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, …
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
Turning ALS awareness into donations, hope
It has been a year since the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. Remember that? When almost all of us knew someone who had dumped a bucket of ice water over his …
Tue., March 31, 2015
McMorris Rodgers proposes bill to help ALS patients
Thousands of Americans diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease face the possibility of losing access to their communication technology when making frequent visits to the hospital. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said …
Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
Ice Bucket Challenge fun, but laughs no part of ALS
I am way late to the party on this Ice Bucket Challenge thing that is sweeping the country. Quite frankly, I hadn’t paid much attention. When you write about sports, …
Sun., April 21, 2013, 6:44 a.m.
Hall of Fame coach Sheridan dies
Outside of Linda Sheridan’s old office at Shadle Park was a poem fragment that summed up her feelings about life: “What lies before you and what lies behind you isn’t …
Thu., April 18, 2013
Fraternity plans relay run to benefit ALS
Eastern Washington University’s chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity is planning a fundraising relay run from the Cheney campus to the Wild Horse monument near Vantage, Wash., Friday through …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2012, 7:28 a.m.
Former Saints player Steve Gleason taken to hospital from game
NEW ORLEANS — Former Saints safety Steve Gleason, a Spokane native, has been taken to a New Orleans hospital after becoming unresponsive at the Superdome while watching Monday night’s game …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2012
Blanchette: Bat Gehrig signed in ’33 will aid another ALS sufferer
There were two baseball bats, cut by hand from a poplar, or maybe a sycamore, and turned on a lathe in the barn on the family farm in Advance, Ind., …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2011
Researchers find common cause among ALS patients
CHICAGO – Researchers say they have found a common cause behind the mysterious and deadly affliction of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, that could lead to …
Sun., May 29, 2011
Couple prevail in push for courthouse chairlift
The Ferry County courthouse is accessible to people with disabilities thanks to the tenacity of a St. Maries couple. Les and Mary Burton’s complaint last August to the Washington State …
Sun., June 20, 2010
Woman with ALS completes Centennial Trail journey
Jenny Hoff tackled a number of items on her bucket list Saturday – 37 to be exact. In miles. Despite temperatures of nearly 80 degrees, Hoff, who has Lou Gehrig’s …
Mon., Aug. 11, 2008
Hayden Lake mourns the death of longtime chief
Jason Felton lost his ability to speak several months ago. Lou Gehrig’s disease had left most of his body immobile, and the former Hayden Lake police chief relied on his …