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ALS Association Of Chicago Hosts Educational Symposium

BY DANIEL GAITAN | Christine Finnegan wanted to learn more about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, the debilitating disease with which she she was recently diagnosed. The 53-year-old mother of three attended the ALS Association of Chicago’s Educational and Scientific Symposium this week at Rush University Medical Center to hear about promising research and accessibility […]

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A Model For End Of Life Planning: Facing ALS, Chicago Reporter John Rooney Retires

Chicago journalist and Life Matters Media contributor John Rooney announced his retirement from the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on Thursday with a farewell letter to his colleagues. Rooney, 55, was diagnosed in 2014 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive disease that destroys the nervous system. Rooney wanted to continue working as long as possible […]

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Carrie’s Story

Last March, my dad, John Rooney, was diagnosed with ALS. In September, he shared his hopes for a good death.

When the time comes, I, too, hope he has a good and peaceful death. But, I hope for more for him. I hope for a good life.

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