"The doctor said, 'With these results, I would say you have Lou Gehrig's disease but you are too young for that.' He sent me to Mayo Clinic. We got the news we dreaded. I have ALS. What happens next is the difference between ALS and any other disease. When a doctor diagnoses a person with cancer, diabetes, heart disease or whatever, the next part of the conversation is 'What do we do about it?' When a person is diagnosed with ALS, the only thing a doctor can say is 'I'm sorry.'"