Orlando Magazine - March 2012

Living with ALS

Keith James has watched his body succumb bit by bit to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, since he was diagnosed with the fatal ailment five years ago. Now paralyzed but able to breathe on his own, James, 41, goes through the final stage of the disease as best he can. And so do the people who care for him—his wife and parents.