ALS disciple Neil Alexander passes away
March 25, 2015 - als
Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 is unhappy to news a flitting of Neil Alexander, a internal ALS disciple who has been a theme of several reports over a years with his conflict with ALS. Through his Live Like Lou organization, Neil and his wife, Suzanne, worked diligently to teach a open on ALS and lift supports for research.
Video Eulogy: Neil Alexander
The Alexanders have for a past few years authorised Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 to request Neil’s daily life in traffic with ALS, from a time of his diagnosis yet a lapse of his body.
Neil and Suzanne recently distinguished their 23rd marriage anniversary on Saturday night with their children around a cooking during The Porch in Oakland. Throughout his conflict with ALS, Neil’s family has been there for him and bettering their home and lifestyle to support and comfort him.
A commemorative use will be hold Saturday afternoon during Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, according to a summary posted by Suzanne on a Live Like Lou Facebook page. You can leave a summary for a Alexander family around a Facebook page at:
Neil Alexander and several other Pittsburghers were a subjects of a WTAE Chronicle book called “Living Like Lou” final year. You can revisit a special territory dedicated to that book to learn some-more about Neil and ALS: http://www.wtae.com/chronicleals (website version).
Neil and Suzanne Alexander determined LiveLikeLou.org in 2011 when Neil was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a harmful condition famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Through this account they wish to lift recognition of ALS, yield caring and comfort to ALS families in Western Pennsylvania, and support systematic investigate targeted during anticipating a cure. The account was named for ball good Lou Gehrig to respect a instance he set for all people vital with ALS. LiveLikeLou.org is a account of The Pittsburgh Foundation.
Previous Reports on Neil Alexander:
Neil starts to see signs of ALS
Neil sets his life’s goals
Neil comes to terms with his mortality
Pitt creates core to investigate Lou Gehrig’s illness cures
Duane Rieder, a eminent Pittsburgh photographer, has tracked a swell of Neil’s ALS given 2011. In this array of photographs, we will see how a illness impacts a physique — in particular, Neil’s arms, hands and legs.
Gallery: The course of ALS on Neil