Steve Gleason is the subject of a poignant new documentary.
The passing of the Steve Gleason Act by Congress last week signals a major win for those living with ALS and touched me on a profoundly personal note as I recall the struggle my family faced in helping my uncle with the progressive, neurodegenerative disease find quality and affordable care.
She was around 20, when she received a new communication device, a sophisticated system that came with hundreds of short phrases, as well as an alphabet with word prediction software.
How we each can lift ourselves above the fray -- life's circumstances, negativity and excuses -- is the true message of Thanksgiving that I see. Because, if we're truly thankful, then we will know that our lives have a higher purpose, and our expression of gratitude is to live out that purpose.
Having covered the event each year, Jane Seymour, who looked stunningly beautiful in an aqua gown, was noticeably reserved, but still poised, professional and direct during our interview just after she and James Keach posed for photos with guests and honorees.