Bio: In 2000 my wife, Marcy, then 37, was winning 5 and 10K races. She was room mother and Brownie troop leader for our daughter (then 6) and soccer mom for our son (then 11.) In August of 2000, she was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. This is a motor neuron disease which doctors say is always fatal. 50% of patients die within 3 years of diagnosis. Marcy chose life. October of 2000 Marcy resigned her executive director position at Happy Tales Humane - the no kill animal shelter she started in Franklin, TN. She stopped walking Thanksgiving of 2001, had to get a feeding tube to eat September of 2002, and since March of 2003 has been quadriplegic and on a ventilator in our living room at home. As Marcy's caregiving took more and more of my time, I left the advertising agency I helped start. For 7 1/2 years, caring for Marcy was my 24/7/365 job. After a valiant fight, Marcy went to be with Jesus in 2010. God knew I wasn't made to be alone and put one of His children in my path. See http://everydayisprecious.com/Carey for that part of the story!

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