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Lou Gehrig's Disease / Twist of Fate #789942

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 13, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: Roger O’Neil) The story of Dr. Richard Olney†, who has spent much of his career studying Lou Gehrig’s disease {ALS} and now has the neuromuscular disease himself, presented; details given of his participation in a drug study he designed before getting sick and his campaign to raise awareness & money. [OLNEY {with wife Paula} –explains how he wants to be remembered.] [Former student/UCSF ALS Center director Dr. Catherine LOMEN-HOERTH†- says he’s still present and giving advice.] [Paula OLNEY – comments on the irony.]

Williams, Brian;
O’Neil, Roger

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