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Navis, Dawn Batten

doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000343177.22065.0b
Department: Letter

I started receiving Neurology Now about three years ago, shortly after my father was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease). I read my first copy in the neurology department of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where I waited for my father and mother to return from the exam room only to hear the bad news.

Neurology Now is not only educational and informative, but it also provides a feeling of not being alone in the fight against an awful disease. I thought it might be nice if Neurology Now created a section for “sharing.” Not like the “Letters” section, as this relates to past articles or issues, but more of place where patient, caregivers, and family members can write in and express their thoughts and feelings.

—Dawn Batten Navis

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