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September 10, 2012

Five years ago I began a journey.
A journey that would change my life.
I felt alone and afraid.
What changes would I be meet with.
Afraid of the future, and what it would bring.

But time can do funny things.
I was given two years live.
That was a life time ago.
Am I one of the lucky ones?
I can't answer that.

But I know I could only find the answers on my own.
To listen what is deep inside of me.
I found strength I never thought I had.
Trying to define my own place in the world.
Fighting for what I could not understand.

Why am I different from those who went before me.
I don't think I would ever be able to understand that.
I do know I have gained more then I have lost.
I have a new perspective on life.
Strength and knowledge are my guides.

Most of all I have found I am not alone.
My friends are always beside me.
I found a better person inside of me.
As I progress, the fear will always remain.
But today I will fight.

Tomorrow's will come, and I will still fight.
I will embrace my challenges.
And fight for my life.
It has taken me time to find that person within me.
Fives years ago I was diagnosed with ALS.

Live well and dance in your underpants.

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That's beautiful and inspiring. Peace to you, my friend.
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Thanks Patrick I needed some good thoughts!
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Patrick,

Thank you for your inspiring words and congratulations on five years! There are not many gifts that ALS gives, but having time to put things right in your life with your loved ones is something that is not offered by massive heart attacks, strokes and other sudden events (like fast moving buses!)

Let's all try to find the better person we all can be.

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Thank you, for the thoughts and feelings
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