My friend Dave had a nagging injury in his arm that didn’t seem to heal. His doctor grew suspicious and he was quickly diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
The average life expectancy from time of diagnosis is two years.
Dave made it almost three and a half.
The fact that Dave was a wonderful, great man, a friend of many, made his passing hard.
But what made it even more intense for me personally was the fact that Dave and I were the same age. His son was the same age as, and friends with, my son. His daughter the same age as, and friends with, my daughter.