Al did something very special for me. When I realized, back in November, 2011, that my sister had ALS, I joined this site. Met many special people. My sister had her second opinion in January, 2012 and I convinced her to join this site. I was afraid that she would see my earlier posts (before she was ready to read them) and I asked Al to delete everything I had written. He said it was a very unusual request but he did it for me. He was a wonderful moderator. I am very sad. I will always be grateful to him for what he did for my sister.