TONIGHT @ 6P: Dr. Josh Wandell on life 3 years after ALS diagnosis
July 21, 2016 - als
ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) — This past weekend, runners from around a universe raced by a streets of Kingsport in a Crazy 8’s highway race, a long-time tradition during FunFest.
FunFest respected Dr. Josh Wandell as a titular Crazy 8’s torchbearer, a avocation he carried out in a specifically designed racing wheelchair.
Since his diagnosis 3 years ago, Wandell has led a really open quarrel opposite ALS also famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
WATCH [BELOW]: News Channel 11’s initial news on Dr. Wandell in Aug 2013
The former contestant and facile propagandize principal pronounced from a start he designed to conflict a lethal illness with a sign “Faith Over Fear”, and his story has desirous people around a country.
“I’m perplexing to be still and to watch God, not usually broach me though to broach my family, my friends, and this community,” Wandell told News Channel 11’s Josh Smith in Aug 2013. “Let them see Him work a spectacle whatever that might be. And that might not be restorative me from this disease.”
Three years later, ALS has attacked Dr. Wandell of his career. He was forced to retire final year. It’s attacked him of his ability to travel and speak. A caregiver contingency lift him when he wants to get out of his wheelchair. Wandell’s usually approach of communicating is to appropriate his finger over his phone to text.
Tonight on News Channel 11 during 6, you’ll see how a Wandell’s are coping as a terrible illness moves into a modernized stages. You’ll hear how a male whose faith has desirous thousands of people finds a strength to continue a illness that’s disrupted each devise he had for himself and his family. And you’ll hear why, notwithstanding his limitations, he’s dynamic to keep competing in races with assistance from his friends.
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