Living Life While Dying of ALS
March 30, 2016 - als
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Jon Imber was during a rise of his career as an achieved artist and clergyman when he was diagnosed with ALS in a tumble of 2012. “Imber’s Left Hand,” a documentary about his life as ALS claimed a use of his widespread right hand, will atmosphere on Apr 5 during a Hartford Jewish Film Festival.
Jay Fishman was a Chairman and CEO of The Travelers Companies given 2001. He successfully directed a association by a financial predicament of 2007 before ALS forced him to leave his post as CEO in Dec 2015. His new goal is to widespread recognition of this harmful disease.
Jon and Jay are dual of a thousands of people diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) each year, a illness some-more ordinarily famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
It’s a debilitating illness with a downward march and no famous cure. It comes with small warning and is formidable to diagnose, partly since symptoms of neurologic dysfunction start mildly, before surpassing to roughly finish detriment of control over intentional muscles.
The psychological fee on patients and their families is great; patients contingency adjust to neurologic changes that solemnly sack them of their autonomy. In a face of this deadly disease, a plea for family and veteran caregivers is to assistance people proceed it like Jon and Jay, who select to live their lives to a fullest, while dying.
- Kevin Felice – Neuromuscular Neurologist, Director, Neuromuscular Center during Hospital for Special Care, Professor of Neurology during a UConn propagandize of medicine
- Jill Hoy – Artist and mother of Jon Imber
- Ron Hoffman – Founder and Executive Director of Compassionate Care ALS, and a author of Sacred Bullet, Transforming Trauma to Grace While Tending a Terminally Ill.
- Jay Fishman – Current Chairman of a Board and former CEO for Travelers.
Colin McEnroe, Chion Wolf, and Greg Hill contributed to this show.