Biglaw Associate with ALS is in Race Against TimeJanuary 23, 2019
You wake up one day in November of 2017 only to find that you’re having trouble holding a pen. You’ve also noticed some unfamiliar muscle movements in your arms. You’re only 37 years old, so you convince yourself that you must be really, really tired — exhausted, even.
After all, you’re an assistant U.S. attorney, and on top of all of your government work, you’ve got a one-year-old at home and another child on the way. Then come the hacking coughs, coughs so bad that your wife, newborn in tow, implores you to see a doctor. You do, and after a series of trips to doctors, you receive the most startling news of your life.